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Frank Synnott

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrank Allan•Synnott
Used nameFrank•Synnott
Nick/petnamesRed
Born28 December 1891 in Chatham, New Brunswick (CAN)
Died12 October 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsBoston AA, Boston (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Though born in Canada, Red Synott came to America as a young man and fought with the U.S. Navy in World War I. He had by then become a well-known hockey star, playing with the Boston Maples, the Arena Hockey Club, and the Boston AA team. After retiring from hockey he became a referee in local college games and also for the Canadian-American Hockey League. Synott worked as a printer for the Boston Herald newspaper for most of his life. He became a US citizen on 6 September 1918.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Frank Synnott
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Frank Synnott
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Frank Synnott
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group A Canada — Sweden Referee

Special Notes

Errata

Year of birth also seen as 1889 and 1890. His first name is sometimes listed as Francis and his surname is sometimes recorded as Synott. Current details comes from WWI draft document and passport application