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 March 20, 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, Feb. 9, 1907
First IHLC Win: 11-1 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, Feb. 9, 1907
Latest IHLC Game: 7-1 loss vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, Sep. 4, 1993
Latest IHLC Win: 5-4 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, Mar. 18, 1950
Largest IHLC Victory: 11-0 (3 times, latest vs. 🇵🇱 POL, Feb. 21, 1937)
Largest IHLC Defeat: 17-0 loss vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, Mar. 15, 1962
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 12 games (Feb. 11, 1936 – Feb. 25, 1937)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 6 games (Mar. 18, 1910 – Jan. 26, 1935)

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

Photo Credit: BBC – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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