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Edgar Brenchley

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEdgar•Brenchley
Used nameEdgar•Brenchley
Nick/petnamesChirp
Born10 February 1912 in Murston, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (GBR)
Died13 March 1975 in Hamilton, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements176 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsRichmond Hawks, Twickenham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Like most of the 1936 British Olympic team, “Chirp” Brenchley left England for Canada at a very early age. He began playing hockey with the Niagara Falls team, but in 1935 returned to England and enjoyed a successful career with Richmond Hawks and Harringay Greyhounds. At the 1936 Olympics, Brenchley played in every match and scored a total four goals in the tournament, including the only goal in Britain’s victory over Sweden in the opening game and the vital winning goal against Canada. He eventually returned to Canada where he coached and then acted as scout for the Washington Capitols.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Edgar Brenchley
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

Special Notes