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.
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 â 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.