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Olympic Ice Hockey

February 10, 2010

The Winnipeg Falcons team seen here in 1920, from left to right are: G. Sigurjonson, H. Axford, W. Byron, S. Halderson, F. Fredrickson, W.A.Hewitt, K. Johanesson, M. Goodman, A. Woodman, B. Benson, F.Fridfinnson and W.Fridfinnson.

(Above: 1920 Winnipeg Falcons)

Ice hockey made its Olympic debut in early April as part of the 1920 Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium. The tournament also served as the first World Hockey Championship. Canada won easily. Games were played with seven players on the ice for each side. (The seventh position, commonly known as the “rover,” will later be dropped from all organized hockey.)

The first Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. The Canadian hockey team won all five of its games, outscoring opponents 110-3.


The 1928 Winter Olympic Games in the Swiss Alps: St Moritz, Switzerland. (Above: Canadian plays the Swiss)

French and British Teams in action at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The Canadian and Swiss hockey teams posing for photos at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Canada won the gold medal and the Swiss won bronze.

Great Britain’s gold medal team at the 1936 Winter Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Read the Olympic Hokey Timeline here. (Images via here.)

-N.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 11:09 pm

    I think that North American teams should prepare thoroughly for the next Olympics in Ice Hockey with their PHYSICAL CONDITIONING and TACTICS like Herb Brooks did in 1979-80 because recently the Russians went on a 27 game winning streak at the World Championships and won the World Junior Championship proving once again their training methods are making them very powerful in Hockey!!!

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