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Ernie Collett

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErnest John "Ernie"•Collett
Used nameErnie•Collett
Born3 March 1895 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
Died21 December 1951 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsToronto Granites, Toronto (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

Ernest “Ernie” Collett won the Allan Cup with the Toronto Granites in 1922 and 1923, a trophy bestowed annually upon the Canadian senior men’s ice hockey championships. With this victory, the Granites were chosen to represent Canada in the hockey tournament at the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924. He holds the distinction of being Canada’s first flagbearer at the Winter Olympic Games, and played in two matches at the tournament as the backup goaltender for Jack Cameron. He had previously played for numerous Toronto amateur clubs including the Toronto Riverside Hockey Club (1915-1917), the Toronto Crescents (1917-1918), Toronto Newman Hall (1919-1920) and Toronto Parkdale (1920-1921), before joining the Toronto Granites in 1921. After his playing career, he served as a referee in addition to his day job of running his own tailoring business.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) CAN Ernie Collett
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Canada 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1924 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony CAN Ernie Collett

Special Notes