Canada at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Canada
IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo
Competitors 39 (31 men, 8 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Gordon Audley
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Canada men's national ice hockey team (Edmonton Mercurys)
George Abel   Ralph Hansch   Gordon Robertson
John Davies   Robert Meyers   Louis Secco
Billy Dawe   David Miller   Francis Sullivan
Robert Dickson   Eric Paterson   Bob Watt
Donald Gauf   Thomas Pollock
William Dickson   Allan Purvis
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Audley, GordonGordon Audley Speed skating Men's 500m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
André Bertrand Downhill 2:56.0 41
John Griffin 2:52.2 32
Gordon Morrison 2:51.1 31
Robert Richardson 2:43.2 18
Gordon Morrison Giant Slalom 2:54.2 46
John Griffin 2:49.9 37
André Bertrand 2:49.3 36
Robert Richardson 2:48.2 34
George Merry Slalom 1:09.4 41 Did not advance
John Griffin 1:07.2 34 Did not advance
André Bertrand 1:07.0 32 Q 1:06.2 22 2:13.2 25
Robert Richardson 1:06.8 31 Q 1:07.0 25 2:13.8 26
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lucille Wheeler Downhill 1:59.5 27
Rhoda Wurtele-Eaves 1:56.4 20
Rosemarie Schutz 1:54.6 14
Joanne Hewson 1:51.3 8
Joanne Hewson Giant Slalom 2:23.9 30
Lucille Wheeler 2:22.2 27
Rosemarie Schutz 2:19.7 23
Rhoda Wurtele-Eaves 2:14.0 9
Rosemarie Schutz Slalom 1:56.7 37 1:12.2 25 3:08.9 37
Lucille Wheeler 1:12.2 21 1:16.2 34 2:28.4 26
Rhoda Wurtele-Eaves 1:12.0 20 1:09.9 17 2:21.9 19
Joanne Hewson 1:09.2 12 1:10.7 22 2:19.9 13

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Jacques Carbonneau 1'17:37 70
Claude Richer 1'13:17 52

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Peter Firstbook 4 4 173.122 43 5
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Vera Smith 13 15 138.220 117 13
Marlene Smith 11 9 143.289 92 9
Suzanne Morrow 6 7 149.333 56 6
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Frances Dafoe
Norris Bowden
10.489 48 5

Ice hockey[edit]

The tournament was run in a round-robin format with nine teams participating.

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 1 8 7 0 1 71 14 15
 United States 8 6 1 1 43 21 13
 Sweden 9 7 2 0 53 22 14
 Czechoslovakia 9 6 3 0 50 23 12
  Switzerland 8 4 4 0 40 40 8
 Poland 8 2 5 1 21 56 5
 Finland 8 2 6 0 21 60 4
 West Germany 8 1 6 1 21 53 3
 Norway 8 0 8 0 15 46 0
  • Canada 15-1 Germany FR
  • Canada 13-3 Finland
  • Canada 11-0 Poland
  • Canada 4-1 Czechoslovakia
  • Canada 11-2 Switzerland
  • Canada 3-2 Sweden
  • Norway 2-11 Canada
  • Canada 3-3 USA

Top scorers

Team GP G A Pts
Canada Billy Gibson 8 15 7 22
Canada David Miller 8 10 2 12
Gold:
Canada
Eric Paterson
Ralph Hansch
John Davies
Don Gauf
Robert Meyers
Thomas Pollock
Al Purvis
Billy Gibson
David Miller
George Abel
Billy Dawe
Robert Dickson
Gordon Robertson
Louis Secco
Francis Sullivan
Bob Watt

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Lucien Laferte Normal hill 61.0 (fall) 64.5 42 59.5 98.0 21 162.5 41
Jacques Charland 62.5 95.5 28 61.0 94.5 25 190.0 25

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ralf Olin 46.5 30
Craig Mackay 44.9 15
Frank Stack 44.8 12
Gordon Audley 44.0 3
1500 m Ralf Olin 2:29.3 29
Craig MacKay 2:25.0 16
5000 m Ralf Olin 8:54.2 25
Craig MacKay 8:52.5 23
10,000 m Craig MacKay 18:27.4 24
Ralf Olin 18:22.8 21

References[edit]