Hugh Farquharson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameHugh Miller•Farquharson
Used nameHugh•Farquharson
Born14 November 1911 in Montréal, Québec (CAN)
Died27 March 1985 in Burlington, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements183 cm
AffiliationsPort Arthur Bear Cats, Port Arthur (CAN) / Montréal Victorias, Montréal (CAN)
NOC Canada
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Forward Hugh Farquharson entered McGill University at the age of only 15 and played on their ice hockey team, the McGill Redmen, for seven years (1927-1934) while obtaining a Bachelors of Arts (1931) and a Bachelors of Common Law (1934). He spent one year as co-captain (1931-1932) and won four intercollegiate championships during his tenure. After his graduation he was offered a chance to play professionally in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, but declined this offer so that he could join the amateur Montreal Royals. He played with them for one season and, after the team complained about the Port Arthur Bearcats being selected as the 1936 Canadian delegation to the Winter Olympics, he was sent with Ralph Saint Germain and Dave Neville to join the amateur Ontario team. Unlike St. Germain and Neville, however, Farquharson was on the Montreal Victorias roster for the 1935-1936 season. At the tournament he played in eight games and was the team’s scoring leader with 11 goals, but the team had to settle for their first silver medal. After the Olympics, he played one season with the Southampton Vikings of the English National League, and then spent five seasons (1937-1942) as coach for the McGill Redmen. In his final season with the Redmen, he was also the head coach for the Montreal Navy team. He was made a member of the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) CAN Hugh Farquharson
Ice Hockey Exhibition, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) McGill University 1
Ice Hockey Exhibition, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) McGill University 1
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) CAN Hugh Farquharson
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Canada 2 Silver

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