Henry Hoobin

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Olympic medal record
Men's lacrosse
Representing  Canada
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team
Henry Hoobin
Born February 15, 1879
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died July 20, 1921
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Lacrosse player
Children Henry Donnelly Hoobin (son)
Relatives Kevin Richard Hoobin (grandson)
Matthew Hoobin (great-grandson)

Henry Francis Hoobin (February 15, 1879 – July 20, 1921)[1] was a Canadian lacrosse player. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Early life[edit]

Henry's father, John Hoobin, was a member of the Shamrocks Lacrosse Club. In the late 1890s, having been taught to play the sport by his father, Henry joined his father's lacrosse team.[1] In 1907, Henry retired from the sport due to an injured knee, but returned to the game when he selected to represent Canada in lacrosse at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

1908 Summer Olympics[edit]

Henry won a gold medal against Great Britain at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, as a member of the Canadian lacrosse team. At the time he was signed for the Montreal Shamrocks in the attack wing position.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Henny Hoobin Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Frank Dixon Wins Gold At Olympics