Robert Benson (ice hockey)

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Robert Benson
Bobby Benson, 1920 Olympics.jpg
Benson at the 1920 Olympics
Born (1894-05-18)May 18, 1894
Davidson, Saskatchewan, CAN
Died September 7, 1965(1965-09-07) (aged 71)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Tigers
National team  Canada
Playing career 1910–1926
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey

Competitor for Canada Canada

Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Team competition

Robert John "Bobby" Benson (May 18, 1894 – September 7, 1965) was a Canadian ice hockey player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was the left defender for the Winnipeg Falcons, the Canadian team which won the gold medal. He was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan, to a family of Icelandic heritage[1]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Allan Cup Championship (1920)
  • Olympic Gold Medalist (1920)


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