IHLC Team Profiles – Great Britain

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🇬🇧 GREAT BRITAIN (GBR) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
27 wins, 5 reigns, 30 games with IHLC – ranked 10th
IHLC last held 20 March 1950

One of the original contenders of the International Hockey Lineal Championship, Great Britain won the third ever IHLC from France in their first tilt in 1907. The Lions were a major competitor in the pre-war era, shocking the world with a Gold medal at the 1936 Olympics, followed up with back-to-back World Championship in 1937 and 1938, respectively. However, the outbreak of World War II put a damper on the team, as they fell out of contention shortly after the war, have not held the IHLC since 1950, and have only qualified for the Top Division twice since 195 (1994 and 2019).

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 48
First IHLC Game:
 11-1 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, 09 Feb 1907
First IHLC Win: 11-1 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, 09 Feb 1907
Latest IHLC Game: 7-1 loss vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, 04 Sep 1993
Latest IHLC Win: 5-4 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, 18 Mar 1950
Largest IHLC Victory: 11-0 (3 times, latest vs. 🇵🇱 POL, 21 Feb 1937)
Largest IHLC Defeat: 17-0 loss vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, 15 Mar 1962
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 12 games (11 Feb 1936 – 25 Feb 1937)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 6 games (18 Mar 1910 – 26 Jan 1935)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
23
First Game Hosted: 🇬🇧 GBR 11-1 FRA 🇫🇷, 09 Feb 1907 (London)
Latest Game Hosted: 🇸🇰 
SVK 7-1 GBR 🇬🇧, 04 Sep 1993 (Sheffield)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Championship (2: 1937, 1950)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 🥇 (1: 1936)
Best Olympic Games Result: 🥇 (1: 1936)
Best Canada / World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
🇦🇹 AUSTRIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇧🇪 BELGIUM: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
🇨🇦 CANADA: 1 win, 9 losses, 0 ties
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA / BOHEMIA: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇫🇷 FRANCE: 6 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie
🇩🇪 GERMANY: 2 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses
🇭🇺 HUNGARY: 3 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇳🇴 NORWAY: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇵🇱 POLAND: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇷🇴 ROMANIA: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇸🇪 SWEDEN: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND: 7 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES: 1 win, 1 loss, 1 tie

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇬🇧 GBR 11-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 09 Feb 1907 – EX – London 🇬🇧
02. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 23 Feb 1907 – EX – Lyon 🇫🇷
03. 🇬🇧 GBR 4-1 SUI 🇨🇭 – 18 Jan 1908 – EX – Leysin 🇨🇭
04. 🇬🇧 GBR 3-2 SUI 🇨🇭 – 22 Jan 1908 – EX – Les Avants 🇨🇭
05. 🇫🇷 FRA 5-4 GBR 🇬🇧 – 25 Jan 1908 – EX – Lyon 🇫🇷
06. 🇫🇷 FRA 1-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 26 Jan 1908 – EX – Paris 🇫🇷
07. 🇬🇧 GBR 3-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05 Nov 1908 – BT – Berlin 🇩🇪
08. 🇬🇧 GBR 8-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 12 Dec 1908 – EX – London 🇬🇧
09. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-0 SUI 🇨🇭 – 21 Jan 1909 – EX – Lausanne 🇨🇭
10. 🇬🇧 GBR 3-0 SUI 🇨🇭 – 23 Jan 1909 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
11. 🇬🇧 GBR 11-0 BOH 🇨🇿 – 24 Jan 1909 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
12. 🇬🇧 GBR 2-1 FRA 🇫🇷 (OT) – 25 Jan 1909 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
13. 🇧🇪 BEL 10-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 17 Feb 1909 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
14. 🇬🇧 GBR 1-0 GER 🇩🇪 – 10 Jan 1910 – EC – Les Avants 🇨🇭
15. 🇬🇧 GBR 1-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 10 Jan 1910 – EC – Les Avants 🇨🇭
16. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-1 SUI 🇨🇭 – 11 Jan 1910 – EC – Les Avants 🇨🇭
17. 🇫🇷 FRA ff GBR 🇬🇧 – 18 Mar 1910 – CCL – Brussels 🇧🇪
18. 🇨🇦 CAN 19-2 GBR 🇬🇧 – 01 Feb 1924 – OG – Chamonix 🇫🇷
19. 🇨🇦 CAN 14-0 GBR 🇬🇧 – 18 Feb 1928 – OG – St. Moritz 🇨🇭
20. 🇦🇹 AUT 1-0 GBR 🇬🇧 (OT) – 01 Feb 1931 – WC – Krynica 🇵🇱
21. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-2 GBR 🇬🇧 – 19 Jan 1935 – WC – Davos 🇨🇭
22. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-0 GBR 🇬🇧 – 26 Jan 1935 – WC – Davos 🇨🇭
23. 🇬🇧 GBR 2-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 11 Feb 1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen 🇩🇪
24. 🇬🇧 GBR 1-1 GER 🇩🇪 – 12 Feb 1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen 🇩🇪
25. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-1 HUN 🇭🇺 – 13 Feb 1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen 🇩🇪
26. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-0 TCH 🇨🇿 – 14 Feb 1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen 🇩🇪
27. 🇬🇧 GBR 0-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 15 Feb 1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen 🇩🇪
28. 🇬🇧 GBR 6-0 GER 🇩🇪 – 17 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
29. 🇬🇧 GBR 7-0 HUN 🇭🇺 – 18 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
30. 🇬🇧 GBR 11-0 ROU 🇷🇴 – 19 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
31. 🇬🇧 GBR 3-0 SUI 🇨🇭 – 20 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
32. 🇬🇧 GBR 11-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 21 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
33. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-0 HUN 🇭🇺 – 22 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
34. 🇬🇧 GBR 2-0 SUI 🇨🇭 – 25 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
35. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-0 GBR 🇬🇧 – 26 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
36. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 20 Feb 1938 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿 🏅
37. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-0 GBR 🇬🇧 – 07 Feb 1939 – WC – Basel 🇨🇭
38. 🇨🇭 SUI 12-3 GBR 🇬🇧 – 04 Feb 1948 – OG – St. Moritz 🇨🇭
39. 🇬🇧 GBR 4-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 14 Feb 1950 – EX – London 🇬🇧
40. 🇬🇧 GBR 9-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 13 Mar 1950 – WC – London 🇬🇧
41. 🇬🇧 GBR 2-0 NOR 🇳🇴 – 15 Mar 1950 – WC – London 🇬🇧
42. 🇬🇧 GBR 4-3 NOR 🇳🇴 – 17 Mar 1950 – WC – London 🇬🇧
43. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-4 SWE 🇸🇪 – 18 Mar 1950 – WC – London 🇬🇧
44. 🇺🇸 USA 3-2 GBR 🇬🇧 – 20 Mar 1950 – WC – London 🇬🇧
45. 🇨🇦 CAN 17-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 13 Mar 1951 – WC – Paris 🇫🇷
46. 🇨🇦 CAN 14-0 GBR 🇬🇧 – 25 Jan 1952 – JPC – Paris 🇫🇷
47. 🇸🇪 SWE 17-0 GBR 🇬🇧 – 15 Mar 1962 – WC – Denver 🇺🇸
48. 🇸🇰 SVK 7-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 04 Sep 1993 – OQ – Sheffield 🇬🇧

Photo Credit: BBC – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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