LIHG Championships

The LIHG Championship was an international ice hockey tournament, which existed from 1912 to 1914 and participated in the national teams. The tournament was organized by the Ligue de Hockey sur Glace International ( LIHG ), now the IIHF.


The tournament was founded in 1912 by LIHG - President Louis Magnus as an alternative to ice hockey championship. The European Championship 1912 was a debacle, as the final match between Bohemia and Germany was controversial and the tournament had to be canceled because Austria was at this time still no LIHG member. On LIHG tournament players from North America were allowed to participate as opposed to European, causing the game to level rose.

Due to a feud between the Frenchman Louis Magnus and the Belgian Henry van den Bulcke, after Magnus resignation was following the European LIHG president in 1912, Belgium boycotted the LIHG Championships in 1913 and 1914, while France boycotted the European Championships in the same period.

The first tournament was won by Germany, while the Oxford Canadians took second place as a representative of Great Britain and Belgium third. France finished fourth, and Switzerland fifth and thus last place. The tournament was held in Brussels, Belgium, held from 20 to 24 March 1912.

The second LIHG tournament was held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, held from 22 to 24 January 1913. Germany won the tournament again with a record of 4-0-0. Great Britain was second and France third. Bohemia and Switzerland respectively occupied the last two ranks.

The third and final LIHG tournament took place from 20 to 22 January 1914 in Chamonix, France. This year, the alternative name Coupe de Chamonix was used for the tournament. With a record of 3-0-0 Great Britain won the tournament, where it struck the winner of the first two editions, Germany 3-2. Germany took second place, France was third and fourth Bohemia.

List of winners