IHLC Team Profiles – Poland (Men’s)

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poland-11 POLAND (POL) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
3 wins, 3 reigns, 3 games with IHLC – ranked 17th
IHLC last held April 13, 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 Championships, on home turf in Krynica-Zdrój. 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 Championships 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. sweden-11 SWE, Feb. 4, 1931
First IHLC Win: 2-0 win vs. sweden-11 SWE, Feb. 4, 1931
Latest IHLC Game: 2-1 loss vs. slovakia-11 SVK, Apr. 2, 2004
Latest IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. czech-11 TCH, Apr. 12, 1986
Largest IHLC Victory: 2-0 win vs. sweden-11 SWE, Feb. 4, 1931
Largest IHLC Defeat: 15-0 loss vs. ussr-11 URS, Jan. 13, 1957
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 1 game (3 times, latest Apr. 12, 1986)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
21
First Game Hosted: austria-11 AUT 1-0 GBR britain-11, Feb. 1, 1931 (Krynica-Zdrój)
Latest Game Hosted: czech-11 
CZE 2-2 POL poland-11, Sep. 4, 2001 (Oświęcim)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Championships (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
canada1965-11
 CANADA
: 0 wins, 8 losses, 0 ties
czech-11 CZECHOSLOVAKIA: 2 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
finland-11 FINLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
britain-11 GREAT BRITAIN: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
norway-11 NORWAY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie
ussr-11 SOVIET UNION: 0 wins, 17 losses, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. poland-11 POL 2-0 SWE sweden-11 – 02/04/1931 – WC – Krynica-Zdrój poland-11
02. canada1921to57-11 CAN 3-0 POL poland-11 – 02/05/1931 – WC – Krynica-Zdrój poland-11
03. canada1921to57-11 CAN 9-0 POL poland-11 – 02/07/1932 – OG – Lake Placid usa11-48stars
04. canada1921to57-11 CAN 10-0 POL poland-11 – 02/09/1932 – OG – Lake Placid usa11-48stars
05. canada1921to57-11 CAN 8-1 POL poland-11 – 02/06/1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen germany1933to45-11
06. britain-11 GBR 11-0 POL poland-11 – 02/21/1937 – WC – London britain-11
07. canada1921to57-11 CAN 4-0 POL poland-11 – 02/05/1939 – WC – Basel switzerland-11
08. switzerland-11 SUI 14-0 POL poland-11 – 02/06/1948 – OG – St. Moritz switzerland-11
09. canada1921to57-11 CAN 11-0 POL poland-11 – 02/18/1952 – OG – Oslo norway-11
10. ussr-11 URS 8-2 POL poland-11 – 02/28/1955 – WC – Cologne germany1920to33and49-11
11. ussr-11 URS 9-2 POL poland-11 – 12/03/1956 – EX – Katowice poland-11
12. ussr-11 URS 7-2 POL poland-11 – 12/04/1956 – EX – Katowice poland-11
13. ussr-11 URS 7-3 POL poland-11 – 12/06/1956 – EX – Warsaw poland-11
14. ussr-11 URS 15-0 POL poland-11 – 01/13/1957 – EX – Moscow ussr-11
15. ussr-11 URS 4-1 POL poland-11 – 01/14/1957 – EX – Moscow ussr-11
16. ussr-11 URS 10-1 POL poland-11 – 02/28/1957 – WC – Moscow ussr-11
17. ussr-11 URS 11-1 POL poland-11 – 01/18/1958 – EX – Moscow ussr-11
18. ussr-11 URS 6-1 POL poland-11 – 01/20/1958 – EX – Moscow ussr-11
19. ussr-11 URS 10-1 POL poland-11 – 03/06/1958 – WC – Oslo norway-11
20. canada1957to65-11 CAN 9-0 POL poland-11 – 03/05/1959 – WC – Bratislava czech-11
21. ussr-11 URS 8-1 POL poland-11 – 03/03/1966 – WC – Ljubljana yugoslavia1946to92-11
22. czech-11 TCH 7-0 POL poland-11 – 12/01/1967 – RT – Leningrad ussr-11
23. ussr-11 URS 13-2 POL poland-11 – 04/06/1975 – WC – Munich germany1920to33and49-11
24. ussr-11 URS 15-1 POL poland-11 – 04/15/1975 – WC – Düsseldorf germany1920to33and49-11
25. poland-11 POL 1-0 TCH czech-11 – 02/10/1976 – OG – Innsbruck austria-11
26. usa-11 USA 7-2 POL poland-11 – 02/12/1976 – OG – Innsbruck austria-11
27. ussr-11 URS 7-0 POL poland-11 – 04/14/1979 – WC – Moscow ussr-11
28. ussr-11 URS 8-1 POL poland-11 – 02/16/1980 – OG – Lake Placid usa-11
29. ussr-11 URS 12-1 POL poland-11 – 02/07/1984 – OG – Sarajevo yugoslavia1946to92-11
30. poland-11 POL 2-1 TCH czech-11 – 04/12/1986 – WC – Moscow ussr-11
31. usa-11 USA 7-2 POL poland-11 – 04/13/1986 – WC – Moscow ussr-11
32. sweden-11 SWE 12-3 POL poland-11 – 04/18/1986 – WC – Moscow ussr-11
33. canada1965-11 CAN 1-0 POL poland-11 – 02/14/1988 – OG – Calgary canada1965-11
34. finland-11 FIN 5-1 POL poland-11 – 02/22/1988 – OG – Calgary canada1965-11
35. ussr-11 URS 12-1 POL poland-11 – 04/19/1989 – WC – Stockholm sweden-11
36. usa-11 USA 3-0 POL poland-11 – 02/15/1992 – OG – Méribel france-11
37. slovakia-11 SVK 4-4 POL poland-11 – 09/01/1993 – OQ – Sheffield britain-11
38. norway-11 NOR 3-0 POL poland-11 – 11/08/1997 – WCQ – Klagenfurt austria-11
39. czech-11 CZE 2-2 POL poland-11 – 09/04/2001 – EX – Oświęcim poland-11
40. slovakia-11 SVK 6-3 POL poland-11 – 04/01/2004 – EX – Poprad slovakia-11
41. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 POL poland-11 – 04/02/2004 – EX – Poprad slovakia-11

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

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