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1978 IIHF World Championship
1978 IIHF World Championship logo (Munich Goes Sour)
Tournament details
Host country Sweden Sweden
Dates 19 August – 3 September 1978
Teams 1
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank Canada Canada (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank Sweden Sweden
Fourth place Soviet Union Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Scoring leader(s)
(21 points)
MVP Canada Bobby Orr
1974
1982

The 1978 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

Date Vacancies Qualified
Host N/A 1 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Ranked 1−7 at the
1974 IIHF World Championship
6 Canada Canada
Finland Finland
Norway Norway
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Sweden Sweden
United States United States
Promoted from the
1974 IIHF World Championship Pool B
1 Germany West Germany
Total 8

Preliminary round

With Pool A expanding to twelve teams in 1982, no nation was relegated.

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 quarter 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
Germany West Germany 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norway Norway 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Playoff round

Gold medal game

8 September 1978
20:30
Silver medal blank Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 4 – 5 OT
(0–2, 1–0, 3–2, 0–1)
Canada Canada Gold medal blank Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm
Attendance: 13,405

Final ranking

The official IIHF final ranking of the tournament:

Gold medal blank Canada Canada
Silver medal blank Soviet Union Soviet Union
Bronze medal blank Sweden Sweden
4 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
5 United States United States
6 Finland Finland
7 Germany West Germany
8 Norway Norway

1978 IIHF World Championship Winners
Flag of Canada
Canada
18th title

Statistics

Scoring leaders

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Viktor Zhluktov Soviet Union Soviet Union 5 5 4 9 0
Bobby Orr Canada Canada 7 2 7 9 8
Denis Potvin Canada Canada 7 1 8 9 16
Bobby Hull Canada Canada 7 5 3 8 2
Milan Nový Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 7 5 3 8 2
Gilbert Perreault Canada Canada 7 4 4 8 2
Vladimir Vikulov Soviet Union Soviet Union 4 4 3 7 0
Börje Salming Sweden Sweden 5 4 3 7 2
Phil Esposito Canada Canada 7 4 3 7 0
Alexander Maltsev Soviet Union Soviet Union 5 3 4 7 2
Vladimír Martinec Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 7 3 4 7 2

Goaltending leaders

Player Team GP Min W L T SO SV% GAA
Rogatien Vachon Canada Canada 7 432 6 1 0 2 .940 1.39
Vladimír Dzurilla Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 5 228 1 2 1 1 .920 2.36
Vladislav Tretiak Soviet Union Soviet Union 5 300 2 1 2 1 .912 2.80
Pete LoPresti United States United States 2 120 1 1 0 0 .895 3.00
Jiří Holeček Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 5 203 2 1 0 1 .861 3.25
Minimum 120 minutes played.

Awards

Directorate awards

Best players selected by the IIHF directorate:

Best Goaltender Best Defenceman Best Forward
Canada Rogatien Vachon (Canada) Sweden Börje Salming (Sweden) Czechoslovakia Milan Nový (Czechoslovakia)

All-Star team

The tournament All-Star team voted by the media:

Goaltender Defencemen Forwards Tournament MVP
Canada Rogatien Vachon (Canada) Canada Bobby Orr (Canada)
Sweden Börje Salming (Sweden)
Soviet Union Alexander Maltsev (Soviet Union)
Czechoslovakia Milan Nový (Czechoslovakia)
Canada Darryl Sittler (Canada)
Canada Bobby Orr (Canada)

Team MVPs

Team Player
Canada Canada Rogatien Vachon
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Milan Nový
Finland Finland Matti Hagman
Norway Norway
Soviet Union Soviet Union Alexander Maltsev
Sweden Sweden Börje Salming
United States United States Robbie Ftorek
Germany West Germany

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