22 hours ago · In 1952, the Hockey Federation of the USSR joined the International Ice Hockey League, and so received the permission to play in the World Championships and the Olympics. That year is seen as the birth of the Soviet national ice hockey team, the predecessor team of the Russia men's national ice hockey team.
The Poland men's national ice hockey team debuted at the 1928 Winter Olympics. The 1928 Winter Olympics , which also served as the World and European Championship for the year, saw a record 11 countries participate as Canada claimed their third gold medal.
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