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Colin Carruthers

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameColin Gordon•Carruthers
Used nameColin•Carruthers
Born17 September 1890 in Agincourt, Ontario (CAN)
Died10 November 1957 in Kingston, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsBritish Army, (GBR) / United Services, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

A Canadian officer who served as a captain in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers regiment of the British Army during World War One, Colin Carruthers was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during the disastrous Gallipoli landings. He played for the successful British Army hockey team which was packed with Canadian talent and dominated the domestic ice hockey scene in the 1920’s.

Whilst the British were outclassed by the two North American teams in 1924 they edged into the bronze medal position when they narrowly defeated Sweden. Colin Carruthers scored ten goals at the Games including the two that took Britain to a brief 2-1 lead over Canada in a game that was eventually lost 2-19 and only his brother Eric scored more for the British team at the tournament. Carruthers returned to the Olympic Games in 1928 but failed to add to his tally of goals.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Colin Carruthers
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Colin Carruthers
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4

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