Godfrey Matheson

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Godfrey Matheson
Born October 29, 1881
Kildonan, Manitoba, Canada[1]
Died January 20, 1978(1978-01-20) (aged 96)
Skowhegan, Maine, U.S.
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Ice hockey coach

Godfrey Arthur Matheson (October 29, 1881 – January 20, 1978) was a Canadian ice hockey coach. Matheson was head coach of the Chicago Black Hawks for one season, 1932–33, along with Emil Iverson. He attempted to innovate coaching by using a whistle system; One whistle to pass, two for a shot etc.[2]

Matheson only lasted for two NHL games with the Chicago Black Hawks before being fired by team owner Major Frederic McLaughlin.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
CHI 1932–33 2 0 2 0 0 4th in American Interim Head Coach
Total 2 0 2 0 0



  1. ^ SIHR – Player List sihrhockey.org
  2. ^ "Matheson and his ideas" Joe Williams, The Pittsburgh Press, January 18, 1939.
Preceded by
Emil Iverson
Head coach of the Chicago Black Hawks
Succeeded by
Tommy Gorman