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Bert Duncanson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
SexMale
Full nameAlbert Gordon "Bert"•Duncanson
Used nameBert•Duncanson
Nick/petnamesSpunk
Born2 October 1911 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)
Died24 March 2000 in Cowansville, Québec (CAN)
AffiliationsThe Winnipegs, Winnipeg (CAN)
NOC(s) Canada

Biography

Unlike the rest of the Canadian ice hockey team at the 1932 Winter Olympics, forward Albert “Spunk” Duncanson was not a member of the Winnipeg Hockey Club, but was instead a member of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Elmood Millionaires. In 1931, just prior to the Olympics, the team had taken both the Abbott Cup, as Canadian Western champions, and the Memorial Cup as the national junior champions, with the winning goal in the latter scored by Duncanson. Accompanying the Winnipegs to the Olympic ice hockey tournament, he played in the game against Germany, which Canada won 5-0, and scored one goal. It was a shutout victory on the team’s road to earning its members an Olympic gold medal. He continued to play amateur hockey until at least 1937, including a stint in the Ontario Hockey Association, and had a long career as in the oil industry. In 1998, two years before his death, he donated his Olympic memorabilia, including a sweater, skates and a crest, to the Hockey Hall of Fame. As a member of the 1931 Elmwood Millionaires, he was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Canada 1 Gold Representing Canada    
  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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