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World Championships Photo All 28 games of the championship were held on the artificial ice of a rink set up at the Jordal Amfi Stadium in Oslo. Canada was represented by its top senior team, the Whitby Dunlops. The roster of the Whitby club was reinforced with six former professional players. Some had finished their pro careers a year before, while others had played pro hockey right up to the IIHF tournament. A dozen players already had previous experience playing against the USSR, including Jack McKenzie who had played for the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen at the 1956 Olympics. The Dunlops had shown their strength by defeating the Soviet Union 7-2 in Canada in December, 1957. Just to make sure nobody thought it was a fluke, the Dunnies downed the Soviets 4-2 in the gold medal game of the 1958 World Championship. The teams were locked in a 2-2 tie in the third period when the great Soviet centre Veniamin Alexandrov broke in alone on Whitby goalie Roy Edwards. Alexandrov had Edwards beaten with a fake, but he hit the crossbar with the puck and the Dunlops' bench rose with emotion. Late in the game Bob Attersley and Bus Gagnon scored to gave Canada the championship. The Dunlops went undefeated in seven games and outscored their opponents by a total of 82-6. The Soviets took the silver medal with a 5-1-1 record while the bronze medal went to Sweden, who trounced Czechoslovakia 7-1. Canada's Charlie Burns, a talented centre who played with a plate in his head, was named the best forward in the tournament. Leading scorer in the tournament was Canada's Connie Broden. The Canadian team also included captain and defenceman Harry Sinden, who went on to become coach and later general manager of the Boston Bruins. Sinden also coached Team Canada to victory over the Soviet Union in the historic Summit Series in 1972.
1958 Oslo Summary
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Rank Country Games Wins Losses Ties Points GDF GF GA
1 Canada 7 7 0 0 14      
2 USSR 7 5 1 1 11      
3 Sweden 7 5 2 0 10      
4 Czechoslovakia 7 3 2 2 8      
5 USA 7 3 3 1 7      
6 Finland 7 1 5 1 3      
7 Norway 7 1 6 0 2      
8 Poland 7 0 6 1 1      

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