George Garbutt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameGeorge Frederick•Garbutt
Used nameGeorge•Garbutt
Born18 June 1903 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)
Died21 September 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)
AffiliationsThe Winnipegs, Winnipeg (CAN)
NOC Canada
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Forward George “Tic” Garbutt attended the University of Manitoba and played on their ice hockey team until his graduation. He then joined the University of Manitoba Graduates and took home a gold medal with them at the 1931 World Ice Hockey Championships. This made him the first Canadian Olympic hockey player to have previously won a World Championship medal when he was selected to represent Canada the 1932 Winter Games. A member of the Winnipeg Hockey Club his team had won the Allan Cup in 1931, given annually to the amateur Canadian senior men’s ice hockey champions, before being selected to play at the Olympics. He only played in one game, however, but he did score a goal and celebrated his team’s gold medal victory that year. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 as a member of the 1931 Winnipegs.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) CAN George Garbutt
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Canada 1 Gold
Ice Hockey Exhibition, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Canada 2 2
Ice Hockey Exhibition, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Canada/United States 1

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