Elwyn Friedrich

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameElwyn•Friedrich
Used nameElwyn•Friedrich
Nick/petnamesThe Gordie Howe of the Alps
Born25 July 1933 in Amriswil (SUI)
Died2 February 2012 in Lugano (SUI)
Measurements174 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsHC Lugano, Lugano (SUI)
NOC Switzerland


Elwyn Friedrich was a Swiss ice hockey player who jumped around to various teams in the Swiss leagues. He played for the Grasshoppers, the ZSC, Lausanne, a Paris team, and ACBB Villars before settling with the third-division Lugano team in 1964. He later moved up to the first-division Ascona team, finishing his career in 1972, after spending several years as a player-coach. Friedrich competed in three World Championships, those of 1961-63.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Elwyn Friedrich
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 8


Name may be Elvin.