I am now researching the 1947 WC in Prague, the first world championship following World War II and the first WC played with more modern rules. Also interesting that Canada did not participate in this tournament because it wanted to impose its own definition of an amateur player and not the IIHF's interpretation.
Unfortunately, again, not many scoring details or information is being found here.
I have located the goal scorers for Czechoslovakia, but not of Sweden, Austria or the other teams for that matter. I only have partial goal scorers for the USA team (which consisted of a combined team from the A.H.A. and A.A.U.). These two American hockey bodies would also later both show up for the 1948 Olympic Winter games resulting in further controversy. The American A.H.A. team arrived in Europe in late December 1946 for a pre-WC tour and the A.A.U. squad did not arrive until a few days before the start of the WC.
I have found most of the USA's pre-WC tour games from Sweden, England and Czechoslovakia. But the actual coverage of the '47 tournament is rather sparse.
Regarding the USA games goal scoring, this is all I have so far:
USA - SUI 4:3 (0:0, 3:2, 1:1)
USA: Grant, Galipeau, Verrier, Heavern
SWE - USA 4:1 (1:0, 2:0, 1:1)
SWE: Ake Andersson (1), ???????????????
USA - BEL 13:2 (5:1, 5:0, 3:1)
USA: McIntyre (3), Van (2), Galipeau (2), Grant (2), ?????????
AUT - USA 6:5 (2:1, 2:3, 2:1)
USA - ROM 15:3 (6:0, 3:1, 6:2)
USA: Dugan (3), Rousseau (3), ????????????????????
USA - POL 3:2 (1:0, 1:2, 1:0)
USA: Cahoon, Dugan, Boonton
This helps tremendously! Thank you for the information. I was looking at the goal totals for Czechoslovakia and it is most impressive -- 85 goals scored in 7 games.
Led by Vladimir Zabrodsky with 29, Jaroslav Drobny (15), and Stanislav Konopasek (Zabrodsky's linemate with 14). These 3 players combined to score 58 goals, accounting for 68% of Czechoslovakia's goals.
Plus great goaltending from Bohumil Modry, with 2 shutouts, allowing only 10 goals in 7 games.
Thanks again for your help, Jukka. I am still searching through the archives looking for more details on the 1947 tourney. I will post if I find additional information.
Great, that I could help you! I find the Sweden-Austria 1-2 boxscores the most interesting, since by winning that game they made sure to have the bronze themselves and also because of them the Czechoslovakian team became a World Champion!
The Amateur Hockey Association (AHA) of America team was composed of 13 players, which sailed aboard the Queen Elizabeth from New York on December 14, 1946 for an 11-week tour of Europe, beginning in Sweden during the Christmas holiday season. They then returned to England for a series there before continuing on to Scotland, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia.
The AHA team primarily consisted of New Englanders, several from the Boston Olympics team:
Gene McDonough, a resident of the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.
Gus Galipeau of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Robert Bingham of Stoneham, Massachusetts.
Marty Desroches of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Thomas Dugan of Newton, Mass.
Pearly Grant of Waltham, Mass.
Bob Heavern of Cambridge, Mass.
(GK) John Meoli of Medford, Mass.
Chris Ray of Belmont, Mass.
Hector Rousseau of Waltham, Mass.
Bob Verrier of Cambridge, Mass.
Norman Walker of East Dedham, Mass.
Gerry Kilmartin of Providence, Rhode Island
Accompanying the AHA team was Herb Ralby (a Boston Globe sportswriter), who served as the coach and manager of the group. Benedict Bertini was the trainer, and Ernest Viberg (prominent locally in Swedish-American sportd activities) also served as the teams' liaison.
The all-star squad of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) sailed February 6, 1947 from New York on the liner America. John G. Hutchinson of Arlington, Mass. (a veteran player and coach) was in charge of the group. A total of 9 players were on the team.
Goalie: Robert McCabe of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Defenseman: Olie Kollevol of Clinton, New York
Defenseman: Allan Van of St. Paul, Minnesota
Defenseman: James Fletcher of St. Paul, Minnesota
Forward: W. Ross McIntyre of San Francisco, California
Forward: Lowell Boonton of Minneapolis, Minn.
Forward: Pat Finnegan of Eveleth, Minnesota
Forward: Ed J. Cahoon of Boston, Mass.
Forward: Ralph Warburton of Providence, Rhode Island
Both of the rival American managers agreed on February 14, 1947 to combine their AAU and AHA teams into a single entry to represent the United States at the world championship in Prague. But all of this controversy between battling hockey unions demoralized an already divided U.S. team and resulted in the first finish out of the medals for an American team at the world championships.
The 1947 tournament also marked the first time that Canada did not attend the IIHF world championships. Canada's decision not to send a team also highlighted a growing rift between the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation over IIHF policy. This dispute was later resolved in the year when the IIHF agreed to alternate presidential terms between European and North American representatives.
Hope this helps, Jukka. Thanks again for your help.
Svetovy Poharu has helped me a lot with my website information requests and I have tried to help him the bes as I can, with my unfortunately imperfect statistics! I have also found new and interesting sites to read, so thanks for you both posting to this thread!
This has been about the WCs and the Olympic tournaments. Now, if anyone knows anything about the goalscoring of the Belgium European Champion team of 1913, I would gladly include those scores to my website!
Anyone interested in IIHF tournament history can visit the following website: http:://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/ruskeeah/
Unfortunately the text is mainly for the Finnish tournament history enthusiasts at the moment, but I think, that my presentation in other languages will help with the statistic things you, other guys! If you visit a lot, I will make international presentations by 2008. For the jubilee of the IIHF!
Unfortunately this website is not available in Google or Yahoo at the moment.
Here are the stats:
Duke Scodellaro, Buck Buchanan (goalies)
Mickey Brennan(3), Joe Benoit(8), Ab Cronie(5), Bunny Dame(8), Jimmy Haight, Benny Hayes, Tom Johnston, Dick Kowcinak(4), Johnny McCreedy(4), Jimmy Morris(6), Mel Snowdon(3).
Ralph Dondi(2), Leonard Saari, Spencer Wagnild(1), Thomas Leaky, Ed Nickolson(2), Al Van(3), Pud Quirk(9), Dick Maley(2), Art Bogue(6).
Hugo Müller, Albert Künzler(goalies)
Christian Badrutt(4), Ferdinand Cattini(12), Hans Cattini(7), Reto Delnon(2), Dürst, A.Geromini(2), Franz Geromini(1), Charles Kessler(2), Herbert Kessler(4), Heini Lohrer, Beat Rüedi(5), Richard Torriani(11), Trauffer(1).
Lars Blom, Teuvo Castren (goalies)
Erik Hedman, Seppo Jaakkola(1), Henry Lindahl, Kalevi Sutinen, Holger Granström(3), Klaus Hagström, Kalevi Ihalainen, Pentti Lappalainen, Olof Nyholm, Erkki Rintala(1), Ronald Sarnasto, Edmund Sjöberg, Risto Tiitola.
All right, here they are. With the rest there are two options:
Because of my (shift)work I can write about the rest of the teams on the weekend.
Or then you can pm me your address, and I will mail you the copies. They are newspaper clips written in German, but pretty understandable.
They cannot be mailed through e-mail, unfortunately.
I want to know how many World Championships/Olympic game that Japan has been in. I know they were in the 98 games. My friends are playing NHL 07 and one of my friends is Japan and the other is the Carolina hurricanes and Japan won 2-1.
Japan made its debut already in 1930 Chamonix-Berlin-Vienna tournament, second time was in Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 (Teiji Honma got some attention by wearing a mask!), the third one was Moscow 1957, then Squaw Valley 1960. After 1962 they have only missed eight tournaments.
The first half of the tournament presentations on my website will be ready probably by December!
Meanwhile, I have got more interested about the early US tournament teams. As far as I know, the following teams were club teams in the international tournaments:
1924 Boston AAA
1931 Boston HC
1933 Massachuchetts Rangers
1934 Massachuchetts Rangers
1951 Bates HC, Lewiston, Maine
To my knowledge the others would have been assembled teams. Any extra information about this is welcome. Also including the criteria for chosing a club team and maybe something about their exhibition game tours as well!
I notice your websites and I was wondering why these lines are the only lines you have mentioned. Ni-line was great but those lines were hardly the ones which really deserve to be mentioned. You also haven´t mentioned any of the great denseman pairings. And why haven´t you mention any All-Stars or MVP players of each tournament?
Your website is informative but I would find it more intresting if it would contain more other information but stats and rosters. I also notice that you did mension some car accidents (where someone got hurt) but you did not mentioned that a lot of Czechs players died in a plane accident in 1948. including Ladislav Trojak, Vilibald Stovik, Miroslav Pokorny, karel Stibor and Zdenek Jarkovsky who all won gold a year earlier and silver earlier that year. And yet the Czechs still won gold in 1949 without those great palyers. Maybe they really wanted to win because of those who passed away. If this would have happen in US or Canada there would be plenty of movies about it.
And there should be a lot of little points that would make reading more intresting like mentioned that a Max Silling who played for Swiss team in 1920-1922 was also The president of IIHF in 1920-1922. Or that Drobny won Wimbbedon, Or that Bobrov was a great soccer palyer too.