Soviet Union National Ice Hockey Team / USSR Team
IIHF World Ice Hockey Champions 1954
European Ice Hockey Champions 1954
Alfred Kuchevsky, Vsevolod Bobrov, Alexei Guryshev, Viktor Shuvalov, Alexander Vinogradov, Dmitry Ukolov, Evgeny Babich, Pavel Zhiburtovich, Valentin Kuzin. Nikolai Puchkov, Grigory Mkrtychan, Mikhail Bychkov, Yuri Krylov, Nikolay Khlystov, Alexander Uvarov
Head Coach - Arkady Chernyshev
Head Delegation - Boris Myakinkov
Альфред Кучевский, Всеволод Бобров, Алексей Гурышев, Виктор Шувалов, Александр Виноградов, Дмитрий Уколов, Евгений Бабич, Павел Жибуртович, Валентин Кузин. Нижний ряд : Николай Пучков, Григорий Мкртычан, Михаил Бычков, Юрий Крылов, Николай Хлыстов, Александр Уваров.
старший тренер - Аркадий Иванович Чернышев
руководитель делегации - Борис Мякиньков
The 21st Ice Hockey World Championships and 32nd European ice Hockey championships were held from 26 February to 7 March 1954 in Stockholm, Sweden. Every team played each other once with the top three finishers receiving medals at the end. The USSR won in its first attempt, led by Vsevolod Bobrov who was recognized as the best forward of the tournament in the first ever presentation of Directorate Awards.
Beginning with this year the IIHF began giving out official awards (known as the "directorate awards") to the best forward, defensemen, and goaltender, of the tournament.
East York Lyndhursts, representing Canada, against the USSR, both teams being undefeated. Tournament organizers believed the Canadians would cruise to their seventh straight win and had begun to sell tickets for a planned tie-breaking game between the Soviets and Swedes to determine the European Championship. However the Soviets "appeared to pass too much, check too little, and skate too fast" and "thoroughly dominated" in a 7–2 win before 16,000 fans.