IHLC Team Profiles – Poland (Men’s)

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🇵🇱 POLAND (POL) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
3 wins, 3 reigns, 3 games with IHLC – ranked 17th
IHLC last held 13 April 1986

Poland was one of the rare Eastern European teams to compete for the IHLC in the pre-war era, winning their first IHLC at the 1931 World Championship, on home turf in Krynica. While the Eagles managed to contend during the Iron Curtain era of international hockey, winning two more IHLC titles, they have slipped in the post-Cold War era, not holding the IHLC since 1986, playing for the IHLC since 2004, and not playing in the top tier of the World Championship since 2002, only qualifying for the top pool five times since 1979.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 41
First IHLC Game:
 2-0 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, 04 Feb 1931
First IHLC Win: 2-0 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, 04 Feb 1931
Latest IHLC Game: 2-1 loss vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, 02 Apr 2004
Latest IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. 🇨🇿 TCH, 12 Apr 1986
Largest IHLC Victory: 2-0 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, 04 Feb 1931
Largest IHLC Defeat: 15-0 loss vs. 🇷🇺 URS, 13 Jan 1957
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 1 game (3 times, latest 12 Apr 1986)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 23 games (05 Feb 1931 – 15 Apr 1975)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
21
First Game Hosted: 🇦🇹 AUT 1-0 GBR 🇬🇧, 01 Feb 1931 (Krynica)
Latest Game Hosted: 🇨🇿 
CZE 2-2 POL 🇵🇱, 04 Sep 2001 (Oświęcim)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Championship (2: 1931, 1976)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 4th (2: 1931, 1932)
Best Olympic Games Result: 4th (1: 1932)
Best Canada / World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
🇨🇦 CANADA: 0 wins, 8 losses, 0 ties
🇨🇿 CZECHIA / CZECHOSLOVAKIA: 2 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
🇫🇮 FINLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇬🇧 GREAT BRITAIN: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇳🇴 NORWAY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION: 0 wins, 17 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇪 SWEDEN: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇵🇱 POL 2-0 SWE 🇸🇪 – 04 Feb 1931 – WC – Krynica 🇵🇱
02. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 05 Feb 1931 – WC – Krynica 🇵🇱
03. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 07 Feb 1932 – OG – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
04. 🇨🇦 CAN 10-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 09 Feb 1932 – OG – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
05. 🇨🇦 CAN 8-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 06 Feb 1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen 🇩🇪
06. 🇬🇧 GBR 11-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 21 Feb 1937 – WC – London 🇬🇧
07. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 05 Feb 1939 – WC – Basel 🇨🇭
08. 🇨🇭 SUI 14-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 06 Feb 1948 – OG – St. Moritz 🇨🇭
09. 🇨🇦 CAN 11-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 18 Feb 1952 – OG – Oslo 🇳🇴
10. 🇷🇺 URS 8-2 POL 🇵🇱 – 28 Feb 1955 – WC – Cologne 🇩🇪
11. 🇷🇺 URS 9-2 POL 🇵🇱 – 03 Dec 1956 – EX – Katowice 🇵🇱
12. 🇷🇺 URS 7-2 POL 🇵🇱 – 04 Dec 1956 – EX – Katowice 🇵🇱
13. 🇷🇺 URS 7-3 POL 🇵🇱 – 06 Dec 1956 – EX – Warsaw 🇵🇱
14. 🇷🇺 URS 15-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 13 Jan 1957 – EX – Moscow 🇷🇺
15. 🇷🇺 URS 4-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 14 Jan 1957 – EX – Moscow 🇷🇺
16. 🇷🇺 URS 10-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 28 Feb 1957 – WC – Moscow 🇷🇺
17. 🇷🇺 URS 11-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 18 Jan 1958 – EX – Moscow 🇷🇺
18. 🇷🇺 URS 6-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 20 Jan 1958 – EX – Moscow 🇷🇺
19. 🇷🇺 URS 10-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 06 Mar 1958 – WC – Oslo 🇳🇴
20. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 05 Mar 1959 – WC – Bratislava 🇨🇿
21. 🇷🇺 URS 8-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 03 Mar 1966 – WC – Ljubljana 🇷🇸
22. 🇨🇿 TCH 7-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 01 Dec 1967 – RT – Leningrad 🇷🇺
23. 🇷🇺 URS 13-2 POL 🇵🇱 – 06 Apr 1975 – WC – Munich 🇩🇪
24. 🇷🇺 URS 15-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 15 Apr 1975 – WC – Düsseldorf 🇩🇪
25. 🇵🇱 POL 1-0 TCH 🇨🇿 – 10 Feb 1976 – OG – Innsbruck 🇦🇹
26. 🇺🇸 USA 7-2 POL 🇵🇱 – 12 Feb 1976 – OG – Innsbruck 🇦🇹
27. 🇷🇺 URS 7-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 14 Apr 1979 – WC – Moscow 🇷🇺
28. 🇷🇺 URS 8-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 16 Feb 1980 – OG – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
29. 🇷🇺 URS 12-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 07 Feb 1984 – OG – Sarajevo 🇷🇸
30. 🇵🇱 POL 2-1 TCH 🇨🇿 – 12 Apr 1986 – WC – Moscow 🇷🇺
31. 🇺🇸 USA 7-2 POL 🇵🇱 – 13 Apr 1986 – WC – Moscow 🇷🇺
32. 🇸🇪 SWE 12-3 POL 🇵🇱 – 18 Apr 1986 – WC – Moscow 🇷🇺
33. 🇨🇦 CAN 1-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 14 Feb 1988 – OG – Calgary 🇨🇦
34. 🇫🇮 FIN 5-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 22 Feb 1988 – OG – Calgary 🇨🇦
35. 🇷🇺 URS 12-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 19 Apr 1989 – WC – Stockholm 🇸🇪
36. 🇺🇸 USA 3-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 15 Feb 1992 – OG – Méribel 🇫🇷
37. 🇸🇰 SVK 4-4 POL 🇵🇱 – 01 Sep 1993 – OQ – Sheffield 🇬🇧
38. 🇳🇴 NOR 3-0 POL 🇵🇱 – 08 Nov 1997 – WCQ – Klagenfurt 🇦🇹
39. 🇨🇿 CZE 2-2 POL 🇵🇱 – 04 Sep 2001 – EX – Oświęcim 🇵🇱
40. 🇸🇰 SVK 6-3 POL 🇵🇱 – 01 Apr 2004 – EX – Poprad 🇸🇰
41. 🇸🇰 SVK 2-1 POL 🇵🇱 – 02 Apr 2004 – EX – Poprad 🇸🇰

Photo Credit: The Hockey House – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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