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At the 1972 Winter Olympics held in Sapporo, Japan, one ice hockey event was held: men's ice hockey. Games were held at the Makomanai Ice Arena and at the Tsukisamu Indoor Skating Rink.

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Medalists

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
 Soviet Union
Vladislav Tretiak
Alexander Pashkov
Vitaly Davidov
Viktor Kuskin
Alexander Ragulin
Gennadi Tsygankov
Vladimir Lutchenko
Vladimir Vasiliev
Igor Romishevsky
Yevgeny Mishakov
Alexander Maltsev
Alexander Yakushev
Vladimir Vikulov
Anatoly Firsov
Valeri Kharlamov
Yury Blinov
Boris Mikhailov
Vladimir Petrov
Vladimir Shadrin
Yevgeny Zimin
 United States
Mike Curran
Pete Sears
Wally Olds
Tom Mellor
Frank Sanders
Jim McElmury
Charles Brown
Dick McGlynn
Ron Naslund
Robbie Ftorek
Stu Irving
Kevin Ahearn
Henry Boucha
Craig Sarner
Timothy Sheehy
Keith Christiansen
Mark Howe
 Czechoslovakia
Vladimir Dzurilla
Jiří Holeček
Vladimír Bednář
Rudolf Tajcnár
Oldřich Machač
František Pospíšil
Josef Horešovský
Karel Vohralík
Václav Nedomanský
Jiří Holík
Jaroslav Holík
Jiří Kochta
Eduard Novák
Richard Farda
Josef Černý
Vladimír Martinec
Ivan Hlinka
Bohuslav Šťastný

Qualification matches

Winners (in bold) as well as the gold medalist at the previous Olympics (USSR) qualify for the Group A to play for 1st-6th places. Other teams played in Group B for 7th-11th places.

  • February 3
    • Japan 2-8 Czechoslovakia
    • Sweden 8-1 Yugoslavia
  • February 4
    • USA 5-3 Switzerland
    • Poland 4-0 West Germany
    • Finland 13-1 Norway

Group A

First place team wins gold, second silver and third bronze.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 33 13 9
2  United States 5 3 2 0 18 15 6
3  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 26 13 6
4  Sweden 5 2 2 1 17 13 5
5  Finland 5 2 3 0 14 24 4
6  Poland 5 0 5 0 9 39 0
  • February 5
    • Sweden 5-1 USA
    • Czechoslovakia 14-1 Poland
    • USSR 9-3 Finland
  • February 7
    • USSR 3-3 Sweden
    • USA 5-1 Czechoslovakia
    • Finland 5-1 Poland
  • February 8
    • Czechoslovakia 7-1 Finland
  • February 9
    • Sweden 5-3 Poland
    • USSR 7-2 USA
  • February 10
    • USSR 9-3 Poland
    • Czechoslovakia 2-1 Sweden
    • USA 4-1 Finland
  • February 12
    • USA 6-1 Poland
  • February 13
    • Finland 4-3 Sweden
    • USSR 5-2 Czechoslovakia

Group B

Teams, which lost their games in the qualification round, played in this group.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7  West Germany 4 3 1 0 22 10 6
8  Norway 4 3 1 0 16 14 6
9  Japan 4 2 1 1 17 16 5
10  Switzerland 4 0 2 2 9 16 2
11 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 4 0 3 1 9 17 1
  • February 6
    • Norway 5-2 Yugoslavia
    • West Germany 5-0 Switzerland
  • February 7
    • Japan 3-3 Switzerland
    • West Germany 6-2 Yugoslavia
  • February 9
    • Japan 3-2 Yugoslavia
    • West Germany 5-1 Norway
  • February 10
    • Japan 4-5 Norway
    • Switzerland 3-3 Yugoslavia
  • February 12
    • Japan 7-6 West Germany
    • Norway 5-3 Switzerland

Leading scorers

Player GP G A Pts
Valeri Kharlamov (Soviet Union) 5 9 6 15
Václav Nedomanský (Czechoslovakia) 5 6 3 9
Vladimir Vikulov (Soviet Union) 5 5 4 9
Craig Sarner (United States) 5 4 5 9
Aleksandr Maltsev (Soviet Union) 5 4 3 7
Kevin Ahearn (United States) 5 4 3 7
Anatoli Firsov (Soviet Union) 5 2 5 7
Yuri Blinov (Soviet Union) 5 3 3 6
Jiří Kochta (Czechoslovakia) 5 3 3 6
Richard Farda (Czechoslovakia) 5 1 5 6

Final Ranking

  1.  Soviet Union
  2.  United States
  3.  Czechoslovakia
  4.  Sweden
  5.  Finland
  6.  Poland
  7.  West Germany
  8.  Norway
  9.  Japan
  10.  Switzerland
  11.  Yugoslavia

References

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