1920 to 1963

Note 1: Canada did not have a national hockey team until 1964. From 1920 to 1963, the winner of the Allan Cup usually represented the country at the Olympics and world championships.

Note 2: From 1920 to 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament also counted as the world championship.

Year

Host

Canadian Team

Result

Champion

1920

Antwerp, Belgium

Winnipeg Falcons

GOLD

Canada

1924

Chamonix, France

Toronto Granites

GOLD

Canada

1928

St. Moritz, Switzerland

University of Toronto Grads

GOLD

Canada

1930

Chamonix, France/

Berlin, Germany/

Vienna, Austria

Toronto CCMs

GOLD

Canada

1931

Krynica-Zdrój,Poland

University of Manitoba Grads

GOLD

Canada

1932

Lake Placid, NY

Winnipeg Hockey Club

GOLD

Canada

1933

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Toronto National Sea Fleas

SILVER

United States

1934

Milan, Italy

Saskatoon Quakers

GOLD

Canada

1935

Davos, Switzerland

Winnipeg Monarchs

GOLD

Canada

1936

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Port Arthur Bear Cats

SILVER

Great Britain

1937

London, England, Great Britain

Kimberley Dynamiters

GOLD

Canada

1938

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Sudbury Wolves

GOLD

Canada

1939

Zurich/Basel, Switzerland

Trail Smoke Eaters

GOLD

Canada

The world championships were not held from 1940 to 1946 because of the Second World War.

1947

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Did not participate.

Reason: Controversy regarding definition of amateurism.

Czechoslovakia

1948

St. Moritz, Switzerland

RCAF Flyers

GOLD

Canada

1949

Stockholm, Sweden

Sudbury Wolves

SILVER

Czechoslovakia

1950

London, England, Great Britain

Edmonton Mercurys

GOLD

Canada

1951

Paris, France

Lethbridge Maple Leafs

GOLD

Canada

1952

Oslo, Norway

Edmonton Mercurys

GOLD

Canada

1953

Zurich/Basel, Switzerland

Did not participate.

Reason: Expenses and international criticism of Canadian playing style.

Sweden

1954

Stockholm, Sweden

East York Lyndhursts

SILVER

USSR

1955

Germany (four cities)

Penticton Vees

GOLD

Canada

1956

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen

BRONZE

USSR

1957

Moscow, USSR

Did not participate.

Canada and US protested Soviet Union’s occupation of Hungary (Hungarian Revolution).

Sweden

1958

Oslo, Norway

Whitby Dunlops

GOLD

Canada

1959

Prague/Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Belleville McFarlands

GOLD

Canada

1960

Squaw Valley, CA, USA

Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen

SILVER

United States

1961

Geneva/Lausanne, Switzerland

Trail Smoke Eaters

GOLD

Canada

1962

Colorado Springs/Denver, CO, USA

Galt Terriers

SILVER

Sweden

1963

Stockholm, Sweden

Trail Smoke Eaters

4th

USSR

1964 to Present

Note: Canada began sending a national team in 1964.

Year

Host

Result

Champion

1964

Innsbruck, Austria

4th

USSR

1965

Tampere, Finland

4th

USSR

1966

Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia

BRONZE

USSR

1967

Vienna, Austria

BRONZE

USSR

1968

Grenoble, France

BRONZE

USSR

1969

Stockholm, Sweden

4th

USSR

From 1970 to 1976, Canada did not participate in the world championships in protest over the IIHF policy regarding amateur players.

1970

Stockholm, Sweden

USSR

1971

Berne/Geneva, Switzerland

USSR

1972

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia

1973

Moscow, USSR

USSR

1974

Helsinki, Finland

USSR

1975

Munich/Düsseldorf, West Germany

USSR

1976

Katowice, Poland

Czechoslovakia

1977

Vienna, Austria

4th

Czechoslovakia

1978

Prague, Czechoslovakia

BRONZE

USSR

1979

Moscow, USSR

4th

USSR

1980

No world championship because of Olympic Winter Games.

1981

Stockholm/Gothenburg, Sweden

4th

USSR

1982

Helsinki/Tampere, Finland

BRONZE

USSR

1983

Munich/Dortmund/Düsseldorf, West Germany

BRONZE

USSR

1984

No world championship because of Olympic Winter Games

1985

Prague, Czechoslovakia

SILVER

Czechoslovakia

1986

Moscow, USSR

BRONZE

USSR

1987

Vienna, Austria

4th

Sweden

1988

No world championship because of Olympic Winter Games.

1989

Stockholm/Södertälje, Sweden

SILVER

USSR

1990

Berne/Fribourg, Switzerland

4th

USSR

1991

Turku/Helsinki/Tampere, Finland

SILVER

Sweden

1992

Prague/Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

7th

Sweden

1993

Dortmund/Munich, Germany

4th

Russia

1994

Milan/Bolzano/Canazei, Italy

GOLD

Canada

1995

Stockholm, Gävle, Sweden

BRONZE

Finland

1996

Vienna, Austria

SILVER

Czech Republic

1997

Helsinki/Tampere/Turku, Finland

GOLD

Canada

1998

Zurich/Basel, Switzerland

6th

Sweden

1999

Oslo/Lillehammer/Hamar, Norway

4th

Czech Republic

2000

St. Petersburg, Russia

4th

Czech Republic

2001

Nuremberg/Cologne/Hanover, Germany

5th

Czech Republic

2002

Gothenburg/Karlstad/Jönköping, Sweden

6th

Slovakia

2003

Helsinki/Tampere/Turku, Finland

GOLD

Canada

2004

Prague/Ostrava, Czech Republic

GOLD

Canada

2005

Vienna/Innsbruck, Austria

SILVER

Czech Republic

2006

Riga, Latvia

4th

Sweden

2007

Moscow, Russia

GOLD

Canada

2008

Quebec City/Halifax, Canada

SILVER

Russia

2009

Berne/Zurich, Switzerland

SILVER

Russia

2010

Cologne/Mannheim, Germany

7th

Czech Republic

2011

Bratislava/Kosice, Slovakia

5th

Finland

2012

Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden

5th

Russia

2013

Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden

5th

Sweden

2014

Minsk, Belarus

5th

Russia

2015

Prague/Ostrava, Czech Republic

GOLD

Canada

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