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1909-10 European Championship : Contested by Belgium, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland in Les Avants, Switzerland - outdoor rink.
1910-11 European Championship : Contested by Belgium, Bohemia, Germany and Switzerland in Berlin, Germany.
1911-12 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Bohemia and Germany in Prague, Bohemia - outdoor rink. This tournament was later annulled because Austria was not a member of IIHF at that time.
1912-13 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Bohemia and Germany in Munich, Germany.
1913-14 European Championship : Contested by Belgium, Bohemia and Germany in Munich, Germany.
1920-21 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia and Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden - outdoor rink.
1921-22 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Switzerland in St Moritz, Switzerland - outdoor rink.
1922-23 European Championship : Contested by Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Sweden and Switzerland in Antwerp, Belgium.
1923-24 European Championship : Contested by Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland in Milan, Italy.
1924-25 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland in Strbské Pleso and Stary Smokovec, Czechoslovakia - outdoor rinks.
1925-26 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Spain and Switzerland in Davos, Switzerland - outdoor rink.
1926-27 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary and Poland in Vienna, Austria - outdoor rink.
1927-28 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland in St Moritz, Switzerland - outdoor rink.  The 1928 Olympics were retrospectively designated (by the IIHF in 1930), as a combined Olympic, World & European Championship. 
1928-29 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Switzerland in Budapest, Hungary - outdoor rink. The last time that games were played in two 30 minutes periods.
1929-30 The IIHF decided that there would be World & European Championships each year. For a tournament to qualify as a World Championship at least one non-European team had to be involved. If a World Championship was held in Europe, the highest ranking European team would be European Champion.

European Championship :
Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland and Switzerland in Chamonix, France - outdoor rink and (due to hot weather and melting ice) the finals were held in Berlin, Germany. The game to determine third place, between Austria & Poland was held in Vienna, Austria.
1930-31 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden in Krynica, Poland - outdoor rink.
1931-32 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland in Berlin, Germany. This was the last independent European Championship held - in future they would be combined, as appropriate, with Olympic or World Championships.
1932-33 From 1933, all games involving European teams in Olympic or World Championships, were counted towards placings in the European Championship.

European Championship :
Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Switzerland in Prague, Czechoslovakia - outdoor rink.
1933-34 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, FranceGermany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Switzerland in Milan, Italy.
1934-35 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland in Davos, Switzerland - outdoor rink.
1935-36 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
1936-37 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland and Switzerland in London, England.
1937-38 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland in Prague, Czechoslovakia - outdoor rink.
1938-39 European Championship : Contested by Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Yugoslavia in Basle & Zurich, Switzerland.
1946-47 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland in Prague, Czechoslovakia - outdoor rink.
1947-48 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland in St Moritz, Switzerland - outdoor rink.
1948-49 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland in Stockholm, Sweden - outdoor rink.
1949-50 European Championship : Contested by Belgium, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland in London, England.
1950-51 European Championship : Contested by Finland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland in Paris, France.
1951-52 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland in Oslo & Sandvika, Norway - outdoor rinks.
1952-53 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland - outdoor rinks.
1953-54 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Stockholm, Sweden - outdoor rink.
1954-55 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Krefeld, Köln, Dortmund & Düsseldorf, West Germany.
1955-56 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy - outdoor rink.
1956-57 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Moscow, USSR - indoor and outdoor rinks.
1957-58 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Oslo, Norway - outdoor rink.
1958-59 European Championship : Contested by Austria, Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Prague, Bratislava, Ostrava & Brno, Czechoslovakia - indoor & outdoor rinks.
1959-60 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Sweden and the USSR in Squaw Valley, USA.
1960-61 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Sweden and the USSR in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland - indoor and outdoor rinks.
1961-62 European Championship : Contested by Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland in Denver, Colorado, USA.
1962-63 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Germany, GDR, Finland, Sweden and the USSR in Stockholm, Sweden - indoor and outdoor rinks.
1963-64 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Innsbruck, Austria.
1964-65 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Norway, Sweden and the USSR in Raumo & Tampere, Finland.
1965-66 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Ljubljana & Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
1966-67 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Sweden and the USSR in Vienna, Austria.
1967-68 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Sweden and the USSR in Grenoble, France.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Tampere & Helsinki, Finland.
1968-69 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Sweden and the USSR in Stockholm, Sweden (the tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Czechoslavakia but because of the Warsaw-pact invasion in 1968 the tournament was moved to Sweden).

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
1969-70 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Stockholm, Sweden (the tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Winnipeg, Canada, but because the rules did not allow professionals to play in the tournament, the Canadians refused to arrange the tournament).

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Geneva, Switzerland.
1970-71 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Sweden and the USSR in Berne & Geneva, Switzerland.

From 1971, only games between European teams in Olympic or World Championships, were counted towards placings in the European Championship.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Presov, Czechoslovakia.
1971-72 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Lulea & Skelleftea, Sweden.
19772-3 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Moscow, USSR.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Leningrad, USSR.
1973-74 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Helsinki, Finland.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Herisau & St Gallen, Switzerland.
1974-75 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Munich & Düsseldorf, West Germany.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Grenoble & Gap, France.
1975-76 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Katowice, Poland.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Opava, Czechoslovakia.
1976-77 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Romania, Sweden and the USSR in Vienna, Austria.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Bremerhaven, Germany.
1977-78 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Sweden and the USSR in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Finland (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Helsinki, Finland.
1978-79 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Moscow, USSR.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Tichy & Katowice, Poland.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested by Bulgaria (Junior), Great Britain (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Sofia, Bulgaria.
1979-80 No Senior European Championships held.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Hrusdec & Kralowec, Czechoslovakia.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested by Belgium (Junior), Denmark (Junior) and Great Britain (Junior) in Frederikshaven, Denmark.
1980-81 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the USSR in Gothenburg & Stockholm, Sweden.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Minsk, Belorussia, USSR.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested by Belgium (Junior), Netherlands (Junior) and Great Britain (Junior) in Holland & Belgium.
1981-82 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the USSR in Helsinki & Tampere, Finland.

From 1982, only round robin games between European teams, in Olympic or World Championships, were counted towards placings in the Senior European Championship.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Angelholm & Tyringe, Sweden.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested 19th - 24th March 1982 by Great Britain (Junior), Hungary (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Billingham, Durham & Whitley Bay, England.
European Championship Junior 1982 Pool C Programme Cover
1982-83 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the USSR in Dortmund, Dusseldorf & Munich, West Germany.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Oslo, Norway.

1983-84 No Senior European Championships held.

European Championship (Junior) Pool A : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested 21st - 27th April 1984 by Belgium (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Hungary (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Kirkcaldy & Murrayfield, Scotland.
European Championship Junior 1984 Pool C Programme Cover

1984-85 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, GDR, Germany, Sweden and the USSR in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Anglet, France.

1985-86 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Moscow, Russia.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), Sweden (Junior) ... in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested by Great Britain (Junior), ... in Barcelona, Spain.
1986-87 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Vienna, Austria.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Tampere & Kouvola, Finland.

1987-88 No Senior European Championships held.

European Championship (Junior) Pool A : Contested 9th - 17th April 1988 by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), Norway (Junior), Sweden (Junior), Switzerland (Junior) and the USSR (Junior) in Frydek-Mistek, Czechoslovakia.

European Championship (Junior) Pool B : Contested 23rd March - 2nd April 1988 by Austria (Junior), Denmark (Junior), France (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Italy (Junior), Netherlands (Junior), West Germany (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Briançon, France.
European Championship Junior 1988 Pool B Programme Cover

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested 6th - 9th April by Belgium (Junior), Bulgaria (Junior), Hungary (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Spain.

1988-89 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the USSR in Stockholm & Södertälje, Sweden.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Kiev, Ukraine, USSR.

1989-90 European Championship : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the USSR in Bern & Fribourg, Switzerland.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Omsk, USSR. 

1990-91 Last Senior European Championships.

European Championship :
Contested by Czechoslovakia, FinlandGermany, Sweden, Switzerland and the USSR in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku, Finland.

European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), USSR (Junior) ... in Presov, Spisska & Nova, Czechoslovakia.

1991-92 European Championship (Junior) : Contested 5th April - 12th April 1992 by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Finland (Junior), Germany (Junior), Norway (Junior), Poland (Junior), Russia (Junior), Sweden (Junior) and Switzerland (Junior) in Lillehammer & Hamar, Norway.

European Championship (Junior) Pool B : Contested 22nd 28th March 1992 by Austria (Junior), Denmark (Junior), France (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Italy (Junior), Romania (Junior), Spain (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Pralognan, Meribel & Courcheval, France.
1992-93 European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czechoslovakia (Junior), Russia (Junior), Sweden (Junior) ... in Nowy Targ, Poland.
1993-94 European Championship (Junior) : Contested by Czech Republic (Junior), Russia (Junior), Sweden (Junior) ... in Jyväskylä, Finland.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested March 18 - 27, 1994 by Bulgaria (Junior), Croatia (Junior), Estonia (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Latvia (Junior), Lithuania (Junior), Netherlands (Junior), Slovakia (Junior), Slovenia (Junior) and Ukraine (Junior) in Bled, Slovenia.
1994-95 European Championship (Junior) : Contested April 9 - 16, 1995 by Belarus (Junior), Czech Republic (Junior), Finland (Junior), Germany (Junior), Norway (Junior), Russia (Junior), Sweden (Junior) and Switzerland (Junior) in Berlin, Germany.

European Championship (Junior) Pool B : Contested March 25 - 31, 1995 by Austria (Junior), Denmark (Junior), France (Junior), Hungary (Junior), Italy (Junior), Poland (Junior), Romania (Junior) and Slovakia (Junior) in Senica & Skalica, Slovakia. 

European Championship (Junior) Pool C (Group 1) : Contested March 24 - 30, 1995 by Estonia (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Latvia (Junior), Slovenia (Junior), Spain (Junior) and Ukraine (Junior) in Kiev, Ukraine.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C (Group 2) : Contested March 11 - 17, 1995 by Bulgaria (Junior), Croatia (Junior), Israel (Junior), Lithuania (Junior), Netherlands (Junior), Turkey (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Elektrenai, Lithuania.
1995-96 European Championship (Junior) : Contested April 7 - 14, 1996 by Belarus (Junior), Czech Republic (Junior), Finland (Junior), Germany (Junior), Russia (Junior), Slovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior) and Switzerland (Junior) in Ufa, Russia.

European Championship (Junior) Pool B : Contested March 23 - 29, 1996 by Denmark (Junior), France (Junior), Hungary (Junior), Italy (Junior), Norway (Junior), Poland (Junior), Romania (Junior) and Ukraine (Junior) in Tychy & Sosnowiec, Poland.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested March 15 - 19, 1996 by Austria (Junior), Croatia (Junior), Estonia (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Latvia (Junior), Lithuania (Junior), Slovenia (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Maribor, Slovenia.

European Championship (Junior) Pool D : Contested March 6 - 10, 1996 by Bulgaria (Junior), Israel (Junior), Netherlands (Junior), Turkey (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Sofia, Bulgaria. Greece (Junior) were due to compete in the contest but as they participated without the required minimum number of players, their games were regarded as challenge matches and did not contribute towards the result of the tournament.
1996-97 European Championship (Junior) : Contested April 12 - 20, 1997 by Czech Republic (Junior), Finland (Junior), Germany (Junior), Russia (Junior), Slovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), Switzerland (Junior) and Ukraine (Junior) in Znojmo & Trebic, Czech Republic.

European Championship (Junior) Pool B : Contested March 21 - 30, 1997 by Belarus (Junior), Denmark (Junior), France (Junior), Hungary (Junior), Italy (Junior), Norway (Junior), Poland (Junior) and Slovenia (Junior) in Maribor & Celje, Slovenia.

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested March 11 - 17, 1997 by Austria (Junior), Estonia (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Latvia (Junior), Lithuania (Junior), Netherlands (Junior), Romania (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Miercurea Ciuc & Georgheni, Romania.

European Championship (Junior) Pool D : Contested March 4 - 9, 1997 by Bulgaria (Junior), Iceland (Junior), Israel (Junior), Spain (Junior), Turkey (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Beograd, Yugoslavia.
1997-98 European Championship (Junior) : Contested April 11 - 19, 1998 by Czech Republic (Junior), Finland (Junior), Norway (Junior), Russia (Junior), Slovakia (Junior), Sweden (Junior), Switzerland (Junior) and Ukraine (Junior) in Malung & Mora, Sweden.

European Championship (Junior) Pool B : Contested April 5 - 12, 1998 by Belarus (Junior), Denmark (Junior), France (Junior), Germany (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Hungary (Junior), Italy (Junior) and Poland (Junior) in Füssen & Memmingen, Germany. 

European Championship (Junior) Pool C : Contested March 16 - 20, 1998 by Austria (Junior), Croatia (Junior), Estonia (Junior), Latvia (Junior), Lithuania (Junior), Romania (Junior), Slovenia (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Zagreb, Croatia.

European Championship (Junior) Pool D : Contested March 3 - 8, 1998 by Belgium (Junior), Bulgaria (Junior), Iceland (Junior), Israel (Junior), Kazakhstan (Junior), Luxembourg (Junior), Netherlands (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
1998-99 The European Championship (Junior) became an U18 competition of two divisions - Division I and Division II.

European Championship (Junior) Division I : Contested March 16 - 20, 1999 by Croatia (Junior), Estonia (Junior), Kazakhstan (Junior), Latvia (Junior), Lithuania (Junior), Romania (Junior), Slovenia (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Bucharest, Romania.

European Championship (Junior) Division II : Contested March 1 - 7, 1999 by Belgium (Junior), Bulgaria (Junior), Iceland (Junior), Ireland (Junior), Israel (Junior), Luxembourg (Junior), Netherlands (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Sofia, Bulgaria.
1999-00 European Championship (Junior) Division I : Contested March 20 - 24, 2000 by Estonia (Junior), Great Britain (Junior), Hungary (Junior), Kazakhstan (Junior), Lithuania (Junior), Romania (Junior), Slovenia (Junior) and Spain (Junior) in Maribor, Slovenia.

European Championship (Junior) Division II : Contested March 6 - 12, 2000 by Belgium (Junior), Bulgaria (Junior), Croatia (Junior), Iceland (Junior), Israel (Junior), Luxembourg (Junior), Netherlands (Junior), South Africa (Junior) and Yugoslavia (Junior) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A knockout qualification round was held before Division II was contested - Iceland (Junior) defeated Ireland (Junior) and South Africa (Junior) defeated Turkey (Junior).
2000-01 As World Championships (Junior) were now being held in two age groups - U20 & U18, with each age group comprising a World Championship group and three "regionalised" divisions - I, II & III, the European Championships ceased to exist.

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