The Canadian ice hockey team was considered to be so dominant in 1930, that it did not even participate in the knockout rounds and was put straight through into the gold medal final!
Since 1859 the national sport of Canada had been lacrosse, but in 1994 it was declared the national summer sport, and hockey was declared the national winter sport.
But honestly...does anyone really think of lacrosse when they think of Canadian sports? Most people have always known for its passion for ice hockey.
The Canadian ice hockey team was considered to be so dominant in 1930, that it did not even participate in the knockout rounds of that year's World Ice Hockey Championships and was put straight through into the gold medal final!
The tournament was therefore played in order to find an opponent for the Canadian team for the gold medal match.
Germany beat Switzerland 2:1 in the final and that is when Canada made its first appearance. The Canadian team then beat the German team with an embarrassing score of 6:1 and won the gold.
The first World Ice Hockey Championships were played in 1920. Canada won gold in 1920, 1924 and 1928 at both the Olympics and the World Ice Hockey Championships during those years, which is probably why the Canadian team was considered dominant enough to only play the final game.
Of the 67 times that the Canadian team played at the World Ice Hockey Championships between 1920 and 2007, they won the gold medal 24 times.