1924. Chamonix. Canada – Switzerland 33:0. Photo from archive “SE”
Today in Pyeongchang kicks off men’s hockey tournament. “SE” – about the personal and team achievements of Olympic hockey.
The largest account in the history: Canada – Switzerland 33:0 (1924).
Canadian hockey players at the Olympic games in five matches and scored 110 goals. For the first three days, in the group stage, they destroyed the Czechs – 30:0, Swedes – 20:0, Switzerland – 33:0, still a record result in the history of the Olympics.
The final round got under distribution team UK – 19:2, and in the final match there was even a hint of struggle, the U.S. team was beaten “only” 6:1.
The record could beat the Americans: in 1948, the match USA – Italy ended with the score 31:1. After the game the head coach of the American team apologized to rivals in that tournament was considered the ratio between abandoned and missed goals, not a difference, as it is now, but because the Americans have decided to give yourself an edge that way. All was in vain, as team USA took fourth place, but was soon disqualified for the participation of professional hockey players.
Most goals/points in one match: Harry Watson (Canada) – 13 in the match with Switzerland (33:0, 1924).
In the same historic match, the leader of the Canadians broke his record for two days before he upset the Czechs 12 times. It is understood that the players at that time played almost without substitutions and carried out at the site much longer.
Undoubtedly, was in the match Watson and assists. According to canadian journalists at the time, they had five pieces. But since officially transfer at the Olympics began to consider later, to take them in the standings we won’t. Especially since without them, a canadian sniper holds the record for points in a single match.
Most goals/points in one tournament: Harry Watson (Canada) – 37 (1924).
As you know, canadian hockey players on the first Olympic games sported as he could. All at the same tournament in Chamonix striker Canadians Harry Watson scored 37 goals, setting another eternal record. Scored the super-sniper to all without exception – the Czechs (12), Swedes (6), Switzerland (13), British (3) and Americans (3).
In the final match against the United States for Watson staged a real hunt – already in the first minute he got a stick in the face and long washed from the blood. To the credit of the canadian, he was able to continue the game, scored a hat-trick and brought his team victory in the tournament. Nine assists Watson at the Olympics in 1924 (unofficial count) again to offset not going.
The second result in history, with 23 goals American Herbert Drury at the same tournament in 1924.
Most goals in all tournaments: Harry Watson (Canada) Is 37.
Most likely, today you first read about this hockey player. But now everything about him is most important – that and his record. In order to keep the title of the best sniper of the Olympic games in the history of canadian striker took one of the tournament.
The record could beat Herbert Drury (USA) – 33 (1920, 1924). Play American on his third Olympics, he would be ahead of Watson. However, in 1925 he began to play in the NHL and because of the status of a professional to play for team USA could no longer.
In the last half century closer crept to the pre-war snipers Teemu selanne, who scored in six Olympic games 24 goals.
Most points in all tournaments: Teemu Selanne (Finland) – 43 (24+19).
To set this achievement, the Finnish legend had to play 37 games. But Valery Kharlamov in 17 games, scored 36 (15+21) points. Despite all the efforts of their superstars, team Finland at the Olympics did not win. Closest to the gold team Suomi was in Turin 2006, but driving in the final against Sweden 1:0, lost.
The record could belong to the canadian Harry Watson, but the official count of the assists came later.
Of all in one match George Mara (Canada) – 5 in the match with Italy (21:1, 1948).
In addition to the five assists in that match striker Canadians still scored the same. Whether to wait to update the record? Perhaps. In some games the team stopped in a step from repetition of this achievement, but lacked the very small.
In the match against Japan in 1980, just three of the Soviet players – Kharlamov, Fetisov and Makarov – made four assists. Anyway, a unique achievement canadian does not seem something from another planet.
Of all at one tournament Fred, They, Bob Attersley (both – Canada) – 12 (1960).
Matches where these players have produced the bulk of his broadcasts, ended with double-digit accounts. The gap between the Canadians and the Japanese contingent was then enormous. Despite the efforts of this pair, the Canadians Champions and did not, losing in the final to the Americans.
Figure Vladimir Vikulov (USSR) – 10 (1968). By the late sixties, the results were more than decent. The number of participants was reduced, and the power of the contenders for the medals are aligned.
Is it possible to show the result in 12 assists in six or seven games? Quite. At least something space this achievement doesn’t.
Of all on all tournaments By : Valery Kharlamov, Viacheslav Fetisov (both – USSR), Saku Koivu (Finland) is 21.
Kharlamov reached their goal in 17 matches, Fetisov – 22, and Koivu and is for 28. Of the participants in the Olympic games of 2018 the best indicator of Pavel Datsyuk (SAR) – 15 assists.
Most of the fine at one tournament: Daniel Kunz (Germany) – 43 (2002).
This “achievement” could be bettered only if the player to obtain a couple of match penalties.
The most fine in the history: Eric Goldmann (Germany) Is 54.
The closest to the record Ilya Kovalchuk (SAR) and 47 penalty minutes.
The best “plus-minus” at one tournament: Alexei Kasatonov (USSR) – “+23” (1984).
“Plus-minus” started the history at the Olympics since 1984. Otherwise, the area was dominated by someone from players of 20-30 years.
The number of Olympiads: Teemu Selyane, Raimo Helminen (both – Finland) 6.
How to know if eminent Czech Jaromir Jagr out of the NHL before the season, would it make it to the Olympic games? In this case, they would be for him in the sixth. The same way Jagr could go to the Games in 1992 and 1994, but then played in the NHL – which, in turn, joined the Olympic family only since 1998, and that briefly.
The oldest Gol: Teemu selanne (Finland) is 43 years 234 days in the match against the USA (5:0, 2014).
The great Finn set that day two record – still a bit “aged” his goal achievement and became the oldest medalist.
Fastest goal: Miroslav Vlach (Czech Republic) is 8 seconds in the match against the United States (1960, 4:9).
Early puck Blaise in the distant 1960s, the Czechs didn’t help, although before the final period they were 4:3. What happened then is a mystery.
This record can beat anyone. The history of hockey knows goals and 4 seconds, and 5 minutes. But the probability is, you know, not too big.
Alex FROST, sport express