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100 days to go: men’s Olympic hockey

How does Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team match up against its preliminary-round opponents in Beijing?

Jason La Rose
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October 26, 2021
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The countdown is on – 100 days to go until the 2022 Olympic Winter Games open in Beijing.

The schedule for the men’s hockey tournament is out, and Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team will begin its quest for a 10th gold medal with preliminary-round matchups against host China, Germany and the United States.

Historically, how have the Canadians fared against their first three opponents?

CHINA
2021 IIHF World Ranking: 32nd

The host country enters its first top-level international tournament, having never competed at the Olympic Winter Games or IIHF World Championship. The Chinese lost out in the first round of qualifying in 2006 and 2018, and were eliminated in regional qualification in 1998 and 2002.

Last international meeting: none

ALL-TIME OLYMPIC GAMES VS. CANADA
Canada and China have never met in international competition.

PREVIOUS RESULTS
China has never participated in men’s hockey at the Olympic Winter Games.

GERMANY
2021 IIHF World Ranking: 5th

The Germans ended Canada’s hopes of a third-consecutive gold medal in PyeongChang, earning a 4-3 semifinal win – its first victory over the Canadians in 15 tries at the Olympics (including seven games as West Germany). Germany’s silver medal in South Korea was its best finish ever and just its third medal in 21 appearances, along with bronze medals in 1932 and 1976 (as West Germany).

Last international meeting: GER 3, Canada 1
May 24, 2021 – IIHF World Championship (preliminary round)

ALL-TIME OLYMPIC GAMES VS. CANADA
Canada leads all-time series 13-1-0-1-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T)

February 23, 2018 – GER 4, Canada 3 (semifinals)
February 23, 2010 – Canada 8, GER 2 (qualification round)
February 16, 2006 – Canada 5, GER 1 (preliminary round)
February 17, 2002 – Canada 3, GER 2 (final round)
February 18, 1992 – Canada 4, GER 3 SO (quarterfinals)
February 26, 1988 – Canada 8, FRG 1 (medal round)
February 6, 1968 – Canada 6, FRG 1 (round robin)
February 2, 1964 – Canada 4, FRG 2 (round robin)
February 22, 1960 – Canada 12, FRG 0 (medal round)
February 2, 1956 – Canada 10, FRG 0 (medal round)
January 26, 1956 – Canada 4, FRG 0 (preliminary round)
February 15, 1952 – Canada 15, FRG 1 (round robin)
February 13, 1936 – Canada 6, GER 2 (second round)
February 8, 1932 – Canada 5, GER 0 (round robin)
February 6, 1932 – Canada 4, GER 1 (round robin)

PREVIOUS RESULTS
2018 – silver medal
2014 – did not qualify
2010 – 11th place
2006 – 10th place
2002 – 8th place
1998 – 9th place
1994 – 7th place
1992 – 6th place
1988 – 5th place*
1984 – 5th place*
1980 – 10th place*
1976 – bronze medal*
1972 – 7th place*
1968 – 7th place*
1968 – 8th place^
1964 – 7th place*
1960 – 6th place*
1956 – 6th place*
1952 – 8th place*
1948 – did not qualify
1936 – 5th place
1932 – bronze medal
1928 – 10th place
1924 – did not qualify
1920 – did not qualify

* as West Germany
^ as East Germany

UNITED STATES
2021 IIHF World Ranking: 4th

The Americans have been familiar foes for Canada when NHLers have been involved at the Olympics; the North American rivals met for gold in 2002 and 2010, and in the semifinals in 2014 – and all three games finished as Canadian wins. The silvers in Salt Lake City and Vancouver are the only medals for the U.S. since its last gold – the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Games on home ice in Lake Placid.

Last international meeting: Canada 4, USA 2
June 5, 2021 – IIHF World Championship (semifinals)

ALL-TIME OLYMPIC GAMES VS. CANADA
Canada leads all-time series 10-2-0-3-3 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T)

February 21, 2014 – Canada 1, USA 0 (semifinals)
February 28, 2010 – Canada 3, USA 2 OT (gold medal game)
February 21, 2010 – USA 5, Canada 3 (preliminary round)
February 24, 2002 – Canada 5, USA 2 (gold medal game)
February 16, 1998 – Canada 4, USA 1 (preliminary round)
February 17, 1994 – Canada 3, USA 3 (preliminary round)
February 7, 1984 – Canada 4, USA 2 (round robin)
February 11, 1968 – Canada 3, USA 2 (round robin)
February 3, 1964 – Canada 8, USA 6 (round robin)
February 25, 1960 – USA 2, Canada 1 (medal round)
January 31, 1956 – USA 4, Canada 1 (medal round)
February 24, 1952 – Canada 3, USA 3 (round robin)
February 5, 1948 – Canada 12, USA 3 (round robin)
February 16, 1936 – Canada 1, USA 0 (medal round)
February 13, 1932 – Canada 2, USA 2 (round robin)
February 4, 1932 – Canada 2, USA 1 OT (round robin)
February 3, 1924 – Canada 6, USA 1 (medal round)
April 25, 1920 – Canada 2, USA 0 (gold medal round)

PREVIOUS RESULTS
2018 – 7th place
2014 – 4th place
2010 – silver medal
2006 – 8th place
2002 – silver medal
1998 – 6th place
1994 – 8th place
1992 – 4th place
1988 – 7th place
1984 – 7th place
1980 – gold medal
1976 – 5th place
1972 – silver medal
1968 – 6th place
1964 – 5th place
1960 – gold medal
1956 – silver medal
1952 – silver medal
1948 – 4th place
1936 – bronze medal
1932 – silver medal
1928 – did not qualify
1924 – silver medal
1920 – silver medal

For more information:

Dominick Saillant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
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