🇨🇦 🇸🇪 IHLC Classics: The Falcons Capture Inaugural Olympic Gold

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the first Olympic hockey champions at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games, today we feature the Winnipeg Falcons, who represented Canada at this historic tournament.

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🇨🇦 Canada 12-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palais de Glace d’Anvers, Antwerp 🇧🇪
Monday, 26 April 1920

Seth Howander took one look at the Canadian team and decided the leggings and leather apron he usually wore in net weren’t going to cut it. Then the Swedish goaltender gathered up all the absorbent cotton he could find and covered himself in the stuff.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 12-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 26 Apr 1920

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🇨🇦 Canada 12-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palais de Glace d’Anvers, Antwerp 🇧🇪
Monday, 26 April 1920

Seth Howander took one look at the Canadian team and decided the leggings and leather apron he usually wore in net weren’t going to cut it. Then the Swedish goaltender gathered up all the absorbent cotton he could find and covered himself in the stuff.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 2-0 United States 🇺🇸 – 25 Apr 1920

🇨🇦 Canada 2-0 United States 🇺🇸
Olympic Semifinal
Palais de Glace d’Anvers, Antwerp 🇧🇪
Sunday, 25 April 1920

BOXSCORE
1st Period
none

2nd Period
30:00 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Fredrickson
35:00 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Johannesson

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Byron
L: 🇺🇸 Bonney

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltender: Walter Byron. Defence: Robert Benson, Konrad Johannesson. Forwards: Frank Fredrickson (C), Magnus Goodman, Haldor Halderson, Allan Woodman.
🇺🇸 Goaltender: Raymond Bonney. Defence: Gerry Geran, Edward Fitzgerald (C). Forwards: Anthony Conroy, Herb Drury, Francis Goheen, Joseph McCormick.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. UNITED STATES 🇺🇸
current champion
(since 22 Mar 1912)
Last Title
none
15 All-Time Wins
0
1 win Head-To-Head
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
none
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
none
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 15-0 TCH 🇨🇿 – 24 Apr 1920 – OG – Antwerp 🇧🇪
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 12-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 26 Apr 1920 – OG – Antwerp 🇧🇪 🏅