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Men's ice hockey
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Wfalcons.jpg
Picture of the Gold Medal-winning Winnipeg Falcons taken en route to the 1920 Olympics (photo includes an unidentified ships' officer and a woman)
VenuePalais de Glace d'Anvers
DatesApril 23–29
Competitors60 from 7 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
 1924»

Ice hockey was introduced to the Olympic Games at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. The matches were played between April 23 and April 29, 1920. All matches took place in the Palais de Glace d'Anvers (ice palace of Antwerp). The rink measured 56 to 18 meters (165 to 58½ feet). All games were played with seven players on each side, with the rover position being used. The gold medalists were the Winnipeg Falcons, representing Canada. The silver went to the United States and Czechoslovakia took the bronze.

Medalists[edit | edit source]

Gold Silver Bronze
Flag of Canada Canada
Robert Benson
Walter Byron
Frank Fredrickson
Chris Fridfinnson
Magnus Goodman
Haldor Halderson
Konrad Johannesson
Allan Woodman
Flag of the United States United States
Raymond Bonney
Anthony Conroy
Herbert Drury
Edward Fitzgerald
George Geran
Frank Goheen
Joseph McCormick
Lawrence McCormick
Frank Synott
Leon Tuck
Cyril Weidenborner
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Karel Hartmann
Vilém Loos
Jan Palouš
Jan Peka
Karel Pešek
Josef Šroubek
Otakar Vindyš
Karel Wälzer

Tournament results[edit | edit source]

Gold Medal Rounds[edit | edit source]

This was a single-elimination to determine the Gold Medal winner. With seven teams entered, France received a bye to the second round.


First Round[edit | edit source]

Second Round[edit | edit source]

  • Sunday April 25 Sweden 4 France 0
  • Sunday April 25 Canada 2 United States 0

Gold Medal Game[edit | edit source]

  • Monday April 26 Canada 12 Sweden 1


Silver and Bronze Medal Games[edit | edit source]

The three teams defeated by Canada then played off for the Silver and Bronze medals. Czechoslovakia received a bye.


First Round[edit | edit source]

  • Tuesday April 27 United States 7 Sweden 0


Silver Medal Game[edit | edit source]

  • Wednesday April 28 United States 17 Czechoslovakia 0


Bronze Medal Game[edit | edit source]

  • Thursday April 29 Czechoslovakia 1 Sweden 0

Matches - Gold medal rounds[edit | edit source]

[April 23
Quarter-Finals
Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of Sweden 8 - 0 Flag of Belgium
Teams: Howander; Svensson, Lundell; Molander; Burman, Lindqvist (capt.), Johansson (5 - 0) Vergult; van Volckxsom, van Volxem; Goeminne; Loicq, Goossens, Deprez
Goals: 1:0 Burman, 2:0 Johansson, 3:0 Burman, 4:0 Lindqvist, 5:0 Burman, 6:0 Johansson, 7:0 Molander, 8:0 Lindqvist
Referee: W. A. Hewitt (CAN)

April 24 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of the United States 29 - 0 Flag of Switzerland
Teams: Bonney; Tuck, Fitzgerald (capt.); Goheen; J. McCormick, Drury, Conroy (15 - 0) Savoie; Jaccard, Lob; Dufour; Holsboer, Sillig, Cuendet
Goals: Conroy (8), J. McCormick (7), Goheen (6), Drury (6), Fitzgerald, Tuck
Referee: Raoul Le Mat (USA)

April 24 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of Canada 15 - 0 Flag of Czechoslovakia
Teams: Byron; Johannesson, Benson; Woodman; Goodman, Fredrickson (capt.), Halderson (7 - 0) Peka; Vindyš, Palouš; Hartmann; Pešek, Šroubek (capt.), Loos
Goals: Halderson (7), Fredrickson (4), Goodman (2), Woodman, Johannesson
Referee: ?
Semi-Finals
April 25 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of Sweden 4 - 0 Flag of France
Teams: Howander; Lindqvist (capt.), Lundell; Molander; Burman, Svensson, Johansson (2 - 0) Gaittet; Couttet, Chaland; Charpentier; de Rauch, Quaglia, Dary
Goals: 1:0 Burman, 2:0 Svensson, 3:0 Molander, 4:0 Lindqvist
Referee: Garon (CAN)

April 25 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of Canada 2 - 0 Flag of the United States
Teams: Byron; Johannesson, Benson; Woodman; Goodman, Fredrickson (capt.), Halderson (0 - 0) Bonney; Geran, Fitzgerald (capt.); Goheen; J. McCormick, Drury, Conroy
Goals: 1:0 Fredrickson, 2:0 Johannesson
Referee: Alfréd de Rauch (FRA)
Gold Medal Match
April 26 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of Canada 12 - 1 Flag of Sweden
Teams: Byron; Johannesson, Benson; Fridfinnson; Goodman, Fredrickson (capt.), Halderson (5 - 1) Howander; Lindqvist (capt.), Arwe; Svensson; Burman, Mattsson, Johansson
Goals: 1:0 (1:15) Halderson, 2:0 (1:55) Fridfinnson, 3:0 (5:20) Fredrickson, 3:1 (15:58) Svensson, 4:1 (16:00) Fredrickson, 5:1 (17:35) Fredrickson, 6:1 (23:47) Goodman,
7:1 (28:09) Benson, 8:1 (29:15) Fredrickson, 9:1 (29:30) Fredrickson, 10:1 (34:55) Fredrickson, 11:1 (36:20) Halderson, 12:1 (39:02) Fredrickson
Referee: Joseph McCormick (USA)

Matches - Silver medal round[edit | edit source]


Semi-Finals
April 27 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of the United States 7 - 0 Flag of Sweden
Teams: Weidenborner; Geran, Tuck; Goheen; Synott (capt.), Drury, Conroy (5 - 0) Howander; Lindqvist (capt.), Lundell; Arwe; Burman, Svensson, Johansson
Goals: Drury (4), Geran (3)
Referee: ?
Silver Medal Match
April 28 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of the United States 16 - 0 Flag of Czechoslovakia
Teams: Weidenborner; Fitzgerald, Goheen; Synott; J. McCormick (capt.), L. McCormick, Conroy (7 - 0) Peka; Vindyš, Palouš; Hartmann; Pešek, Šroubek (capt.), Loos
Goals: L. McCormick (7), Drury (4), Conroy (2), J. McCormick, Goheen, Synott
Referee: Paul Loicq (BEL)

Matches - Bronze medal round[edit | edit source]


Semi-Finals
April 28 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of Sweden 4 - 0 Flag of Switzerland
Teams: Jansson; Lindqvist (capt.), Lundell; Molander; Säfwenberg, Arwe, Johansson (5 - 0) Savoie; Jaccard, Lob; Dufour; Leuzinger, Sillig, Cuendet
Goals: 1:0 Säfwenberg, 2:0 Johansson, 3:0 Arwe, 4:0 Arwe
Referee: Frank Fredrickson (CAN)
Bronze Medal Match
April 29 Palais de Glace d'Anvers Flag of Czechoslovakia 1 - 0 Flag of Sweden
Teams: Wälzer; Vindyš, Palouš; Hartmann; Pešek, Šroubek (capt.), Loos (1 - 0) Howander; Lindqvist (capt.), Lundell; Molander; Burman, Svensson, Johansson
Goals: 1:0 Šroubek
Referee: Frank Fredrickson (CAN)


Winners Flag of Canada Canada



Top scorer[edit | edit source]

Team GP G A Pts
Flag of the United States Herbert Drury 4 14 0 14


Participating nations[edit | edit source]

A total of 60 ice hockey players from 7 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

  • Flag of Belgium (7)
  • Flag of Canada (8)
  • Flag of Czechoslovakia} (8)
  • Flag of France (7)
  • Flag of Sweden (11)
  • Flag of Switzerland (8)
  • Flag of the United States (11)

Summary[edit | edit source]

Rank Team GP W L GF GA
1 Flag of Canada 3 3 0 29 1
Coach: W. A. Hewitt
Robert Benson (Winnipeg Falcons)
Walter Byron (Winnipeg Falcons)
Frank Fredrickson (Winnipeg Falcons)
Chris Fridfinnson (Winnipeg Falcons)
Magnus Goodman (Winnipeg Falcons)
Haldor Halderson (Winnipeg Falcons)
Konrad Johannesson (Winnipeg Falcons)
Allan Woodman (Winnipeg Falcons)
2 Flag of the United States 4 3 1 52 2
Coach: Cornelius Fellows
Raymond Bonney (St. Paul A.C.)
Anthony Conroy (St. Paul A.C.)
Herbert Drury (Pittsburgh AA)
Edward Fitzgerald (St. Paul A.C.)
George Geran (Boston AA)
Frank Goheen (St. Paul A.C.)
Joseph McCormick (Pittsburgh AA)
Lawrence McCormick (Pittsburgh AA)
Frank Synott (Boston AA)
Leon Tuck (Boston AA)
Cyril Weidenborner (St. Paul A.C.)
3 Flag of Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 1 31
Coach: ?
Karel Hartmann
Vilém Loos
Jan Palouš
Jan Peka
Karel Pešek
Josef Šroubek
Otakar Vindyš
Karel Wälzer
4 Flag of Sweden 6 3 3 17 20
Coach: Raoul Le Mat (USA)
Eric Burman (IK Göta)
Seth Howander (IFK Uppsala)
Albin Jansson (Järva IS)
Georg Johansson (IK Göta)
Einar Lindqvist (IFK Uppsala)
Einar Lundell (IK Göta)
Hansjacob Mattsson (England)
Nils Molander (Berliner Schlittschuh Club)
David Säfwenberg (Berliner Sport Club)
Einar Svensson (IK Göta)
Wilhelm Arwe (IK Göta)
Flag of Switzerland 2 0 2 0 33
Coach: ?
Rodolphe Cuendet
Louis Dufour
Max Holsboer
Marius Jaccard
Bruno Leuzinger
Paul Lob
René Savoie
Max Sillig
Flag of Belgium 1 0 1 0 8
Coach: ?
Maurice Deprez
Paul Goeminne
Jean-Maurice Goossens
Paul Loicq
Philippe van Volckxsom
Gaston van Volxem
François Vergult
Flag of France 1 0 1 0 4
Coach: Garon (CAN)
Jean Chaland
Pierre Charpentier
Henri Couttet
Georges Dary
Alfréd de Rauch
Jacques Gaittet
Léonhard Quaglia


Team Photos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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