IHLC Team Profiles – Great Britain

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britain-11 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 Championships 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 not competed in the Championship group since 1951.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 48
First IHLC Game:
 11-1 win vs. france-11 FRA, Feb. 9, 1907
First IHLC Win: 11-1 win vs. france-11 FRA, Feb. 9, 1907
Latest IHLC Game: 7-1 loss vs. slovakia-11 SVK, Sep. 4, 1993
Latest IHLC Win: 5-4 win vs. sweden-11 SWE, Mar. 18, 1950
Largest IHLC Victory: 11-0 (3 times, latest vs. POL poland-11, Feb. 21, 1937)
Largest IHLC Defeat: 17-0 loss vs. sweden-11 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: britain-11 GBR 11-1 FRA france-11, Feb. 9, 1907 (London)
Latest Game Hosted: slovakia-11 
SVK 7-1 GBR britain-11, Sep. 4, 1993 (Sheffield)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Championships (2: 1937, 1950)

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

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
austria-11 AUSTRIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
belgium-11 BELGIUM: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
canada1921to57-11 CANADA: 1 win, 9 losses, 0 ties
czech-11 CZECHOSLOVAKIA / bohemia-11 BOHEMIA: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
france-11 FRANCE: 6 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie
germany1905to18-11 GERMANY: 2 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses
hungary1920to46-11 HUNGARY: 3 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
norway-11 NORWAY: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
poland-11 POLAND: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
romania-11 ROMANIA: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 7 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 1 win, 1 loss, 1 tie

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. britain-11 GBR 11-1 FRA france-11 – 02/09/1907 – EX – London britain-11
02. britain-11 GBR 5-0 FRA france-11 – 02/23/1907 – EX – Lyon france-11
03. britain-11 GBR 4-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 01/18/1908 – EX – Leysin switzerland-11
04. britain-11 GBR 3-2 SUI switzerland-11 – 01/22/1908 – EX – Les Avants switzerland-11
05. france-11 FRA 5-4 GBR britain-11 – 01/25/1908 – EX – Lyon france-11
06. france-11 FRA 1-1 GBR britain-11 – 01/26/1908 – EX – Paris france-11
07. britain-11 GBR 3-2 FRA france-11 – 11/05/1908 – BT – Berlin germany1905to18-11
08. britain-11 GBR 8-2 FRA france-11 – 12/12/1908 – EX – London britain-11
09. britain-11 GBR 5-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 01/21/1909 – EX – Lausanne switzerland-11
10. britain-11 GBR 3-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 01/23/1909 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
11. britain-11 GBR 11-0 BOH bohemia-11 – 01/24/1909 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
12. britain-11 GBR 2-1 FRA france-11 (OT) – 01/25/1909 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
13. belgium-11 BEL 10-1 GBR britain-11 – 02/17/1909 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
14. britain-11 GBR 1-0 GER germany1905to18-11 – 01/10/1910 – EC – Les Avants switzerland-11
15. britain-11 GBR 1-1 BEL belgium-11 – 01/10/1910 – EC – Les Avants switzerland-11
16. britain-11 GBR 5-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 01/11/1910 – EC – Les Avants switzerland-11
17. france-11 FRA ff GBR britain-11 – 03/18/1910 – CCL – Brussels belgium-11
18. canada1921to57-11 CAN 19-2 GBR britain-11 – 02/01/1924 – OG – Chamonix france-11
19. canada1921to57-11 CAN 14-0 GBR britain-11 – 02/18/1928 – OG – St. Moritz switzerland-11
20. austria-11 AUT 1-0 GBR britain-11 (OT) – 02/01/1931 – WC – Krynica-Zdrój poland-11
21. canada1921to57-11 CAN 4-2 GBR britain-11 – 01/19/1935 – WC – Davos switzerland-11
22. canada1921to57-11 CAN 6-0 GBR britain-11 – 01/26/1935 – WC – Davos switzerland-11
23. britain-11 GBR 2-1 CAN canada1921to57-11 – 02/11/1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen germany1933to45-11
24. britain-11 GBR 1-1 GER germany1933to45-11 – 02/12/1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen germany1933to45-11
25. britain-11 GBR 5-1 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/13/1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen germany1933to45-11
26. britain-11 GBR 5-0 TCH czech-11 – 02/14/1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen germany1933to45-11
27. britain-11 GBR 0-0 USA usa11-48stars – 02/15/1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen germany1933to45-11
28. britain-11 GBR 6-0 GER germany1933to45-11 – 02/17/1937 – WC – London britain-11
29. britain-11 GBR 7-0 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/18/1937 – WC – London britain-11
30. britain-11 GBR 11-0 ROU romania-11 – 02/19/1937 – WC – London britain-11
31. britain-11 GBR 3-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 02/20/1937 – WC – London britain-11
32. britain-11 GBR 11-0 POL poland-11 – 02/21/1937 – WC – London britain-11
33. britain-11 GBR 5-0 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/22/1937 – WC – London britain-11
34. britain-11 GBR 2-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 02/25/1937 – WC – London britain-11
35. canada1921to57-11 CAN 3-0 GBR britain-11 – 02/26/1937 – WC – London britain-11
36. canada1921to57-11 CAN 3-1 GBR britain-11 – 02/20/1938 – WC – Prague czech-11 goldmedal
37. canada1921to57-11 CAN 4-0 GBR britain-11 – 02/07/1939 – WC – Basel switzerland-11
38. switzerland-11 SUI 12-3 GBR britain-11 – 02/04/1948 – OG – St. Moritz switzerland-11
39. britain-11 GBR 4-0 USA usa11-48stars – 02/14/1950 – EX – London britain-11
40. britain-11 GBR 9-0 FRA france-11 – 03/13/1950 – WC – London britain-11
41. britain-11 GBR 2-0 NOR norway-11 – 03/15/1950 – WC – London britain-11
42. britain-11 GBR 4-3 NOR norway-11 – 03/17/1950 – WC – London britain-11
43. britain-11 GBR 5-4 SWE sweden-11 – 03/18/1950 – WC – London britain-11
44. usa11-48stars USA 3-2 GBR britain-11 – 03/20/1950 – WC – London britain-11
45. canada1921to57-11 CAN 17-1 GBR britain-11 – 03/13/1951 – WC – Paris france-11
46. canada1921to57-11 CAN 14-0 GBR britain-11 – 01/25/1952 – JPC – Paris france-11
47. sweden-11 SWE 17-0 GBR britain-11 – 03/15/1962 – WC – Denver usa-11
48. slovakia-11 SVK 7-1 GBR britain-11 – 09/04/1993 – OQ – Sheffield britain-11

Photo Credit: BBC – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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