Friday, January 17, 2014

Olympic Hockey Card of the Day, Team USA 1936


 These are actual cards from my collection that were issued for various Winter Olympic games either as souvenirs or as premiums in cigarette packages. This one shows the squad representing the United States. The rear of the card is shown below and the first paragraph is translated as;
"The team of USA was the third Olympic hockey tournament and won the bronze medal"

They did indeed win the Bronze medal as they finished the Olympic tournament with a 5-2-1 record. In the final medal round they would beat Czechoslovakia 2-0, lose to Canada 2-1 and tie the eventual Gold medal winners Great Britain 0-0.

The Americans were led by defenceman Jack Garrison who collected 4 goals and 4 assists over the 8 games and goaltender Tom Moon Sr. who would top the tournament with 5 shutouts while putting up a 0.45 GAA.

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