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Ice Hockey at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Games:

Men's Ice Hockey

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Host City: Lake Placid, United States
Venue(s): James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, Lake Placid; Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
Date Started: February 4, 1932
Date Finished: February 13, 1932
Format: Double round-robin tournament.

Gold: CAN Canada
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: GER Germany

Summary

The Canadians were represented by a team mostly from the [Winnipeg Hockey Club] and called "The Winnipegs". But the Canadian Olympic Association was concerned that The Winnipegs did not have enough offensive firepower and added Wally Monson and Norm Malloy of the Senior A Selkirk Fisherman, and Junior A star Bert Duncanson. Because of the world-wide depression and the long travel distance to the United States in 1932, only four teams comprised the 1932 Olympic ice hockey field – Canada, the United States, Germany, and Poland. The four played a double round-robin tournament. For the first time in Olympic history, Canada failed to win a game, tying the United States, 2-2, in the final game of the Olympic tournament. The other time the two teams met, Canada won, but only by 2-1. There were two rinks used in Lake Placid, one outdoors inside the speed skating oval, and for the first time at the Olympics, some ice hockey games were played indoors.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Canada CAN Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 Poland POL