Gus Saxberg

Biographical information

Full nameGustaa Fridolf "Gus"•Saxberg
Used nameGus•Saxberg
Born14 April 1909 in Fort William, Ontario (CAN)
Died6 October 2002 in Thunder Bay, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements167 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsPort Arthur Bear Cats, Port Arthur (CAN)
NOC Canada


Living most of his life in Fort William, Ontario, ice hockey player Gus Saxberg was a member of the Southern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League’s Weyburn Beavers prior to suiting up with the Port Arthur Bearcats of the Thunder Bay Senior Hockey League in 1931. He was still with the team four years later when he was selected to help represent Canada at the 1936 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournament. Although he did not participate in any of the official matches during the Games, at which Canada won the silver medal, he was active in the exhibition events and scored several goals. He was still skating with Bearcats in 1939 when they won the Allan Cup, given annually to the Canadian senior amateur men’s ice hockey champions, but hung up his skates soon after and continued his non-athletic career as a mechanic with the provincial Department of Highways until his 1974 retirement. Along with the rest of his 1936 squad, he was made a member of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) CAN Gus Saxberg
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Canada DNS

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