By Zane Miller
On Saturday, February 28th, 1960, the United States defeated Canada by two points in the standings to win the ninth gold medal in Olympic men’s ice hockey history. It was the first gold medal for the United States in Olympic men’s ice hockey. Canada took the silver medal with eight points in the standings, claiming their second silver medal in Olympic men’s ice hockey. The Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia by one point in the standings, grabbing their first bronze medal in Olympic men’s ice hockey. The tournament was held in the United States, with Olympic Valley as the host city.
Fred Etcher of Canada and Raimo Kilpio of Finland tied for the most goals scored during the tournament with nine each. Don Head of Canada led goaltenders in save percentage at .932.
1960 Final Standings (W-L-T format)
1. United States (2-0, 1.000)
2. Canada (2-0, 1.000)
3. Soviet Union (2-0, 1.000)
4. Czechoslovakia (1-1, .500)
5. Sweden (1-0-1, 1.000)
6. Germany (1-0-1, 1.000)
7. Finland (0-0-2, .000)
8. Japan (0-0-2, .000)
9. Australia (0-2, .000)
Medalists final game starting lineups
Link to stats database: https://www.olympedia.org/results/20243
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