Ottawa RCAF Flyers

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Gold medal – first place 1948 St. Moritz Team competition
1948 RCAF Flyers

The RCAF Flyers was a senior amateur Canadian ice hockey team, based out of Ottawa. The team was made up of active and former Royal Canadian Air Force members and some army personnel. The club won the gold medal in the 1948 Winter Olympics. The club also won the Allan Cup Canadian championship in 1942.

The team was inducted into the Canadian Armed Forces Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. In 2001 the Gold Medal winning team was honoured by the Canadian Forces when it was announced that the 1948 RCAF Flyers were selected as Canada’s greatest military athletes of the 20th century.[1]

1948 Olympic Gold medalists[edit]

The IOC lists that all players, including reserves, were given an Olympic Gold Medal.





The book Gold Medal Misfits (Pat MacAdam, Manor House Publishing, 2008) chronicles the team's history with original articles from the area and interviews with surviving team members.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Athletes Of The Century Chosen By The Military". Legion Magazine. 2001-01-01. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  2. ^ a b "The Hougen Group of Companies - A Yukon Tradition". Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  3. ^ "Frank Boucher's Minor League Photograph Collection". 2005-05-31. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  4. ^ "History-1948 Winter". 1948-02-09. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
Preceded by
Port Arthur Bearcats
Canada men's Olympic ice hockey team
Succeeded by
Edmonton Mercurys