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At the 1968 Winter Olympics held in Grenoble, France, one ice hockey event was held: men's ice hockey. This tournament also counted as IIHF World Championship and IIHF European Championship. Games were held at the Palais des Sports.

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Highlights

This was the last IIHF tournament where three titles (Olympic, World and European) were contested.

In their penultimate match of the tournament, the USSR team lost to the Czechoslovakian team, which gave a tie-breaking advantage to the latter as each team had a record of 5 wins, 1 loss (10 points) with one game remaining. Yet the USSR team was also tied with Canada and would play the Canadians for the final game of the tournament. For teams finishing with identical records, it is games between the tied teams that determines placings. In their final matches of the tournament, Sweden tied with Czechoslovakia, while the USSR won its game that day against Canada, and the triple championship.

To win the championship, Czechoslovakia needed to win its game against Sweden and for Canada to lose or tie its match with USSR. Had Canada won against USSR and Czechoslovakia won its game over Sweden, Canada would have tied Czechoslovakia with 12 points but prevailed in the tie breaker to win the championship.

Medalists

Pos Team
Gold Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
Bronze Flag of Canada Canada

Qualification matches

Winners (in bold) qualify for the Group A to play for 1st-8th places. Teams, which lost their qualification matches, played in Group B for 9th-14th places.

  • February 4
    • Finland 11-2 Yugoslavia
    • GDR 3-1 Norway
    • West Germany 7-0 Romania

Group A

First place team wins gold, second silver and third bronze.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2 Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3 Flag of Canada Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4 Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5 Flag of Finland Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6 Flag of the United States United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7 Flag of Federal Republic of Germany West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8 Flag of East Germany East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0
  • February 6
    • USSR 8-0 Finland
    • Czechoslovakia 5-1 USA
    • Canada 6-1 West Germany
  • February 7
    • Sweden 4-3 USA
    • USSR 9-0 East Germany
  • February 8
    • Czechoslovakia 5-1 West Germany
    • Finland 5-2 Canada
  • February 9
    • Sweden 5-4 West Germany
    • USSR 10-2 USA
    • Canada 11-0 East Germany
  • February 10
    • Czechoslovakia 4-3 Finland
    • Sweden 5-2 East Germany
  • February 11
    • Canada 3-2 USA
    • USSR 9-1 West Germany
  • February 12
    • Czechoslovakia 10-3 East Germany
    • Sweden 5-1 Finland
    • USA 8-1 West Germany
  • February 13
    • USSR 3-2 Sweden
    • Canada 3-2 Czechoslovakia
  • February 14
    • Finland 3-2 East Germany
  • February 15
    • USA 6-4 East Germany
    • Canada 3-0 Sweden
    • Czechoslovakia 5-4 USSR
  • February 16
    • Finland 4-1 West Germany
  • February 17
    • Czechoslovakia 2-2 Sweden
    • Finland 1-1 USA
    • West Germany 4-2 East Germany
    • USSR 5-0 Canada

Group B

Teams in this group play for 9th-14th places.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
9 Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 33 9 10
10 Flag of Japan Japan 5 4 1 0 27 12 8
11 Flag of Norway Norway 5 3 2 0 15 15 6
12 Flag of Romania Romania 5 2 3 0 22 23 4
13 Flag of Austria Austria 5 1 4 0 12 27 2
14 Flag of France France 5 0 5 0 9 32 0
  • February 7
    • Yugoslavia 5-1 Japan
    • Romania 3-2 Austria
  • February 8
    • France 1-4 Norway
  • February 9
    • Yugoslavia 6-0 Austria
    • France 3-7 Romania
  • February 10
    • Japan 4-0 Norway
  • February 11
    • France 2-5 Austria
  • February 12
    • Japan 5-4 Romania
    • Norway 5-4 Austria
  • February 13
    • France 1-10 Yugoslavia
  • February 14
    • Norway 4-3 Romania
  • February 15
    • Japan 11-1 Austria
  • February 16
    • Yugoslavia 9-5 Romania
  • February 17
    • Yugoslavia 3-2 Norway
    • France 2-6 Japan

Leading scorers

Rk Team GP G A Pts
1 Flag of Soviet Union Anatoli Firsov 7 12 4 16
2 Flag of Soviet Union Viktor Polupanov 7 6 6 12
2 Flag of Soviet Union Viacheslav Starsinov 7 6 6 12
4 Flag of Soviet Union Vladimir Vikulov 7 2 10 12
5 Flag of the Czech Republic Jozef Golonka 7 4 6 10
6 Flag of Canada Fran Huck 7 4 5 9
7 Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Hrbatý 7 2 7 9
8 Flag of Canada Marshall Johnston 7 2 6 8
8 Flag of the United States Jack Morrison 7 2 6 8
10 Flag of the Czech Republic Václav Nedomanský 7 5 2 7

Final ranking

  1. Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
  2. Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
  3. Flag of Canada Canada
  4. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  5. Flag of Finland Finland
  6. Flag of the United States United States
  7. Flag of Federal Republic of Germany West Germany
  8. Flag of East Germany East Germany
  9. Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  10. Flag of Japan Japan
  11. Flag of Norway Norway
  12. Flag of Romania Romania
  13. Flag of Austria Austria
  14. Flag of France France

References

  • Jeux Olympiques 1968
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