Vic Lindquist

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Coach
Full nameCarl Victor "Vic"•Lindquist
Used nameVic•Lindquist
Nick/petnamesThe Swift Swede
Born22 March 1908 in Wabigoon, Ontario (CAN)
Died30 November 1983 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)
AffiliationsThe Winnipegs, Winnipeg (CAN)
NOC Canada Sweden
Nationality Canada


Victor “Vic” Lindquist began his career as an ice hockey forward with Ontario’s junior Kenora Thistles from 1923-1928 before moving to Winnipeg for his job at the Canadian Pacific Railway, and to pursue a senior-level career. With the Winnipeg Hockey Club (1930-1933) he won the Allan Cup in 1931, given annually to the senior men’s hockey champions in Canada. The team’s success earned them a trip to the Olympic Games in 1932, where Canada took the gold medal in the ice hockey tournament. Lindquist played in five games and scored three goals, including one in overtime that led them to a 2-1 victory against the United States in the opener. His next stop, with longtime teammate Romeo Rivers, was the Winnipeg Monarchs in 1934, who traveled to the 1935 World Champions and took home a gold medal. At the 1936 Winter Olympics, he coached Sweden’s ice hockey team, which ended up in tied for fifth place with Germany at that year’s tournament. After his 1939-1940 retirement as a player, he took up refereeing, an occupation that he held for 30 years and that included time as an official at the 1960 Winter Olympics, the 1962 and 1963 World Championships and many Allan Cup finals. His athletic prowess had not been extinguished, however, for he actively took up golf in 1951 and curling in 1972, playing for many years, until his death from a stroke at the age of 75. He was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Hall of Fame in 1994, the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Hall of Fame in 1997 as a player, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) CAN Vic Lindquist
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Canada 1 Gold

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE CAN Vic Lindquist
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden =5

Special Notes