Edmonton Mercurys

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Edmonton Mercurys
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games/World Championship
Gold 1952 Oslo Team
World Championship
Gold 1950 London Team
1952 Olympic jersey of the Edmonton Mercurys

The Edmonton Mercurys ("Mercurys", "Mercs") were an intermediate senior-A ice hockey team that played in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1940s and 50s.

Known as the Forgotten Team, the Mercurys won the 1950 World Ice Hockey Championships in London, England, and the gold medal at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway — the last Canadian team to win the gold until 2002 Winter Olympics. As per the process from 1920 - 1968, the Mercs 1952 Olympic win also made this team the 1952 World Ice Hockey Champions.

While on a 1952 playing tour of Europe, the Mercurys won the inaugural Ahearne Cup international hockey competition, held in Sweden.

1950 World Champions


1952 Olympic gold medalists (and 1952 World Champions)


The 1950 World Champion version of the Edmonton Mercurys team was inducted to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.[1]

The 1952 Olympic/World Champion Edmonton Mercurys team (including the five returning players, Davies/Dawe/Gauf/Purvis/Watt, from the 1950 team) was inducted to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1968,[2] and was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2002.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonton Waterloo Mercurys 1950". Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Waterloo Mercurys 1952". Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame - Sport: Ice Hockey". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Ottawa RCAF Flyers
Canada men's Olympic ice hockey team
1952
Succeeded by
Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen