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 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 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, Feb. 4, 1931
First IHLC Win: 2-0 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, Feb. 4, 1931
Latest IHLC Game: 2-1 loss vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, Apr. 2, 2004
Latest IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. 🇨🇿 TCH, Apr. 12, 1986
Largest IHLC Victory: 2-0 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, Feb. 4, 1931
Largest IHLC Defeat: 15-0 loss vs. 🇷🇺 URS, Jan. 13, 1957
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 1 game (3 times, latest Apr. 12, 1986)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 23 games (Feb. 5, 1931 – Apr. 15, 1975)

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

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

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