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Charly Fasel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCharles "Charly"•Fasel
Used nameCharly•Fasel
Born21 May 1898 in Fribourg (SUI)
Died10 January 1984 in Ascona (SUI)
AffiliationsHC Davos, Davos (SUI)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Charly Fasel was a goaltender who played for HC Davos from 1921-29 in the Swiss National League A, helping them win Swiss titles in 1926-27 and 1929, after a business apprenticeship took him to Davos. On 10 December 1927 he became one of the first European goaltenders known to have worn a face mask during a game. He was in goal for them at the 1925 Spengler Cup, winning a silver medal, and helping them win the title in 1927. In addition to his 1928 Winter Olympic appearance, Fasel was on the Swiss team at the European Championships from 1924-26, helping them win gold in 1926 and bronze medals in 1924-25. He played four games in goal for Switzerland at the 1928 St. Moritz Olympics, recording two shutouts. After his playing career ended, he operated a small shop selling tobacco, cigars, and souvenirs. In his retirement he became an avid golfer in Ascona.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Charly Fasel
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze

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