Jimmy Borland

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Jimmy Borland
Born (1910-03-25)25 March 1910
Manchester, England, GBR
Died 31 January 1970(1970-01-31) (aged 59)
Montreal, QC, CAN[1]
Position Defence
Played for Grosvenor House Canadians
Brighton Tigers
National team  Great Britain
Playing career 1933–1937

James Andrew "Jim" Borland (25 March 1910 – 31 January 1970), also known as Jimmy, was an ice hockey player who played in the English League, the English National League and for the GB national ice hockey team.

Playing career[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team

Although born in Manchester, England, Jimmy Borland's family had emigrated to Canada and he learned to play ice hockey in Montreal.

Borland returned to the United Kingdom in 1933 when he joined the Grosvenor House Canadians where he helped the team to win the English League in 1933–34. In 1934 he was selected to play for the Great Britain national ice hockey team for the World Championships which were held in Milan that year. The GB team went on to finish eighth in the competition with Borland scoring two goals.

Following a year off from playing, Borland returned to play for the Brighton Tigers in the 1935–36 season as the team captain. Borland again played for the GB national team in 1936, this time at the Winter Olympics. Borland played in three games during the tournament helping the team to win gold medal. Borland played for the Brighton Tigers again during the 1936–37 season before retiring from hockey.


  • Olympic gold medalist in 1936.


  1. ^ "Manchester Sports & Olympic Champions". manchester2002-uk.com. Retrieved 16 October 2007.