Jimmy Borland
Position Defence
Teams Grosvenor House Canadians
Brighton Tigers
Nationality Flag of United Kingdom British
Born March 25, 1911(1911-03-25),
Manchester, England
Died c. 1938,
Pro Career 1933 – 1937

James Andrew Borland (March 25, 1911(1911-03-25) – c. 1938), also known as Jimmy, is a former ice hockey player who played in the English League, the English National League and for the GB national ice hockey team.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Olympic medal record
Men's Ice Hockey
Gold 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team

Although born in Manchester, England, Jimmy Borland's family had emigrated to Canada and he learned to play ice hockey in Montreal.

Borland returned to the United Kingdom in 1933 when he joined the Grosvenor House Canadians where he helped the team to win the English League in 1933–34. In 1934 he was selected to play for the Great Britain national ice hockey team for the World Championships which were held in Milan that year. The GB team went on to finish eighth in the competition with Borland scoring two goals.

Following a year off from playing, Borland returned to play for the Brighton Tigers in the 1935–36 season as the team captain. Borland again played for the GB national team in 1936, this time at the Winter Olympics. Borland played in three games during the tournament helping the team to win gold medal. Borland played for the Brighton Tigers again during the 1936–37 season before retiring from hockey.

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • Olympic gold medalist in 1936.

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