๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 12-1 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palais de Glace d’Anvers, Antwerp ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
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 werenโ€™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 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 12-1 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 26 Apr 1920

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 12-1 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palais de Glace d’Anvers, Antwerp ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
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 werenโ€™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 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 2-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 25 Apr 1920

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 2-0ย United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Olympicย Semifinal
Palais de Glace d’Anvers, Antwerp ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
Sunday, 25 April 1920

BOXSCORE
1st Period
none

2nd Period
30:00ย – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL –ย Fredrickson
35:00 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Johannesson

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Byron
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Bonney

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltender: Walter Byron. Defence:ย Robert Benson, Konrad Johannesson. Forwards:ย Frank Fredrickson (C), Magnus Goodman, Haldor Halderson, Allan Woodman.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltender: Raymond Bonney.ย Defence: Gerry Geran, Edwardย Fitzgerald (C). Forwards: Anthonyย Conroy, Herb Drury, Francis Goheen,ย Joseph McCormick.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. UNITED STATES ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 15-0 TCH ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 24 Apr 1920 โ€“ OG โ€“ Antwerp ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 12-1 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 26 Apr 1920 โ€“ OG โ€“ Antwerp ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ…