Osborne Anderson

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Osborne Anderson
Born (1908-10-15)October 15, 1908
Fredrikstad, NOR
Died January 31, 1989(1989-01-31) (aged 80)
Lynn, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Played for Atlantic City Sea Gulls
Boston Olympics
National team  United States
Playing career 1931–1947

Osborne "Ty" Anderson (October 15, 1908 – January 31, 1989) was an American ice hockey player who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics.

In 1932 he was a member of the American ice hockey team, which won the silver medal. He played all six matches and scored one goal.

Life & Times[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Ty Anderson was born in Norway and immigrated to Swampscott, Massachusetts with his parents at an early age.[1] Anderson was an accomplished athlete as a young man standing out as the quarterback for the high school football team and as shortstop for the baseball team in addition to his accomplishments as a hockey player for Swampscott High School.[1] It was his skills as a hockey player that allowed him to play for the Boston Hockey Club (a precursor to the EAHL's Boston Olympics.)[2] and the United States National team.

Playing career[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver 1932 Lake Placid Team Competition

Anderson first played for the United States at the 1931 World Championships, winning his first international Medal.[3] Team USA would only lose a single game in the tournament, being shut out by Canada 2-0, giving the Americans second place and the Silver Medal. The next year Anderson represented the United States at the Olympic Games, where Team USA would fall short against the Canadians again, giving Anderson his second Silver Medal, and lone Olympic Medal. After the Olympics Anderson would join the Atlantic City Sea Gulls in the Tri-State Hockey league. The TSHL would become the Eastern Amateur Hockey League for the 1933-1934 seasons and though it was a sort of minor league for the NHL, Anderson preferred to stay in the EAHL and remained there for 15 years.[2] Anderson would gain a reputation as one of the most gentlemanly players in the EAHL, averaging only 11 penalty minutes a year. He was so respected in the league that on March 9, 1941 he would receive a gold watch for his EAHL services on what was called "Ty Anderson Day", an event that was held by the New York Rovers while Anderson was a member of the visiting Boston Olympics.[2]

Later life[edit]

After his Playing Career Anderson moved back to Swampscott and became the high school's ice hockey head coach. Anderson would coach the team from 1948 to 1972, leading them to three North Shore League championships (1958, 1959 and 1963).[1] In the summers Anderson worked as a local golf pro.[3] On January 31, 1989 at the age of 80, Ty Anderson died of pancreatic cancer in a medical center located in Lynn, Massachusetts.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

       
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1931-32 U.S. National Team International Statistics unavailable
1932 U.S. National Team Oly 6 1 0 1 5
1932-33 Atlantic City Sea Gulls TSHL 15 2 5 7 6
1933-34 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 16 3 6 9 2
1934-35 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 21 2 0 2 4
1935-36 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 39 6 3 9 10
1936-37 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL Statistics unavailable
1937-38 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 57 5 7 12 26
1938-39 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 53 6 15 21 2
1940-41 Boston Olympics EAHL Statistics unavailable
1941-42 Boston Olympics EAHL 58 12 13 25 27
1942-43 Boston Olympics EAHL 38 7 19 26 36
1943-44 Boston Olympics EAHL Statistics unavailable
1944-45 Boston Olympics EAHL Statistics unavailable
1945-46 Boston Olympics EAHL 41 1 11 12 6
1946-47 Boston Olympics EAHL 37 0 1 1 4
EAHL totals 360 42 75 117 117

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ty Anderson's Obituary". Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), February 2, 1989. Retrieved February 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "FROM ATLANTIC CITY TO TORONTO: The Boardwalk Trophy and the Eastern Hockey League". Chuck Miller. Retrieved February 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ty Anderson's Profile". Sports Reference.com. Retrieved February 16, 2010.