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Bert Plaxton

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHerbert Alfred Wellington "Bert"•Plaxton
Used nameBert•Plaxton
Born22 April 1901 in Barrie, Ontario (CAN)
Died7 November 1970 in Georgina, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements178 cm
AffiliationsUniversity of Toronto Graduates, Toronto (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

Ice hockey forward Herbert “Bert” Plaxton attended the 1928 Winter Olympics only after his better known relative Hugh lobbied to have him join the team before their journey, against coach Conn Smythe’s wishes. Thus he, along with another relative Roger, were not members of the 1927 Allan Cup-winning Toronto Graduates, like the majority of the team. Nevertheless, Bert outperformed Roger, playing in only two games (one less than Roger) but scoring just as many goals (two more than Roger), and took home a gold medal from the tournament. After his hockey career, he practiced law.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) CAN Bert Plaxton
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Canada 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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