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1974 IIHF World Championship
1974 IIHF World Championship logo (Munich Goes Sour)
Tournament details
Host country Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Dates 24 August – 8 September 1974
Teams 1
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank Soviet Union Soviet Union
Third place Bronze medal blank Sweden Sweden
Fourth place Canada Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Scoring leader(s) Soviet Union Alexander Maltsev
(21 points)
MVP Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka
1970
1978

The 1974 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships was the 38th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Background

Qualified teams

The five teams of the 1969 was automatically qualified for the tournament, along with the United States, who had originally been relegated Pool B after losing all ten games. As Pool A was expanded from six to eight teams, the 1969 Pool B winner West Germany and runner-up Norway were also qualified for the 1970 Pool A tournament.

Date Vacancies Qualified
Host N/A 1 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Ranked 1−7 at the
1970 IIHF World Championship
6 Canada Canada
Finland Finland
Norway Norway
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Sweden Sweden
United States United States
Promoted from the
1970 IIHF World Championship Pool B
28 February – 9 March 1969 1 Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Total 8

Preliminary round

Team GP W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Soviet Union Soviet Union 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advances to the semi finals
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Canada 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden Sweden 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finland Finland 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States United States 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norway Norway 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Pool B

23 August 1974
12:00
Soviet Union Soviet Union 1 – 10
(0–2, 0–4, 1–4)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland Sportovní hala, Prague
Attendance: 11 372

23 August 1974
16:00
Finland Finland 3 – 3
United States United States Sportovní hala, Prague
Attendance: 11 845

23 August 1974
20:30
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 – 1
Canada Canada Sportovní hala, Prague
Attendance: 14 188


24 August 1974
13:00
United States United States 0 – 4
Soviet Union Soviet Union Sportovní hala, Prague

24 August 1974
17:00
Finland Finland 6 – 4
Norway Norway Sportovní hala, Prague

24 August 1974
20:30
Canada Canada 5 – 3
Sweden Sweden Sportovní hala, Prague


25 August 1974
17:00
Norway Norway 4 – 7
Sweden Sweden Sportovní hala, Prague

25 August 1974
20:30
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 11 – 2
Flag of Poland.svg Poland Sportovní hala, Prague

Playoff round

  Semifinal                    
  1  Soviet Union Soviet Union 4  
  3  Canada Canada 2   Final
      1  Soviet Union Soviet Union 2
  Semifinal   2  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3
  2  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3
  4  Sweden Sweden 2   Bronze Medal Game
    3  Canada Canada 3
    4  Sweden Sweden 4

Semifinals

Soviet Union Soviet Union 4 – 2
Canada Canada
September 1974
20:30
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 – 2
(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)
Sweden Sweden Sportovní hala, Prague
Attendance: 14,388

Bronze medal game

September 1974
17:00
Canada Canada 3 – 4
(1–0, 1–1, 1–3)
Sweden Sweden Bronze medal blank Sportovní hala, Prague
Attendance: 14,348

Gold medal game

8 September 1974
20:30
Silver medal blank Soviet Union Soviet Union 2 – 3
(0–2, 2–1, 0–0)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Gold medal blank Sportovní hala, Prague
Attendance: 14,389

Final ranking

The official IIHF final ranking of the tournament:

Gold medal blank Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Silver medal blank Soviet Union Soviet Union
Bronze medal blank Sweden Sweden
4 Canada Canada
5 Finland Finland
6 United States United States
7 Flag of Poland.svg Poland
8 Norway Norway

1974 IIHF World Championship Winners
Flag of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
6th title

Statistics

Scoring leaders

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Alexandr Yakushev Soviet Union Soviet Union 9 9 8 17 0
Phil Esposito Canada Canada 9 7 9 16 15
Boris Mikhailov Soviet Union Soviet Union 9 7 8 15 7
Vladimír Martinec Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 9 0 0 14 2
Valeri Kharlamov Soviet Union Soviet Union 9 8 5 13 16
Ivan Hlinka Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 9 6 7 13 2
Stanislav Gouth Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 9 5 8 13 6
Bobby Clarke Canada Canada 9 4 8 12 18
Inge Hammarström Sweden Sweden 9 5 6 11 0
Anders Hedberg Sweden Sweden 8 7 3 10 4

Goaltending leaders

Awards

Directorate awards

Best players selected by the IIHF directorate:

Best Goaltender Best Defenceman Best Forward
Czechoslovakia Jiří Holeček (Czechoslovakia) Sweden Lars-Erik Sjöberg (Sweden) Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka (Czechoslovakia)

All-Star team

The tournament All-Star team voted by the media:

Goaltender Defencemen Forwards Tournament MVP
Czechoslovakia Jiří Holeček (Czechoslovakia) Czechoslovakia František Pospíšil (Czechoslovakia)
Sweden Lars-Erik Sjöberg (Sweden)
Canada Paul Henderson (Canada)
Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka (Czechoslovakia)
Soviet Union Alexander Maltsev (Soviet Union)
Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka (Czechoslovakia)

Team MVPs

Team Player
Canada Canada Bobby Clarke
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka
Finland Finland
Norway Norway
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Soviet Union Soviet Union Valeri Kharlamov
Sweden Sweden Inge Hammarström
United States United States

World Championship Pool B (Yugoslavia)

1974 IIHF World Championship Pool B
Tournament details
Host country Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Romania
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Promoted  Germany West Germany
Relegated  Austria Austria
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
1970
1978
Team GP W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Germany West Germany 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promoted to Pool A
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan Japan 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austria Austria 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Pool C
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

World Championship Pool C (Netherlands)

1974 IIHF World Championship Pool C
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands Netherlands
Dates 1974
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Promoted  Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
23x15px France
1970
1978
Team GP W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promoted to Pool B
France France 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Hungary (1957-1989; unofficial).svg Hungary 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium Belgium 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Australia 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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