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Eric Carruthers

Full name: Eric Dudley Carruthers
Gender: Male
Born: November 10, 1895 in Agincourt, Ontario, Canada
Died: November 19, 1931 in Tidworth, Wiltshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: British Army, (GBR) / United Services, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Ice Hockey

Related Olympians: Brother of Colin Carruthers.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Eric Carruthers, like his brother Colin, was a Canadian who served as an officer in the British Army during World War One and eventually reached the rank of Major in the Royal Artillery.

He was a forward with the British Army team which was the leading force in British ice hockey in the twenties. Carruthers scored twelve goals in the 1924 tournament and his hat-trick against Sweden, his third of the tournament, helped Britain clinch the bronze medal. He also scored seven goals in the 1928 Olympics and remains Britain’s top goalscorer at Olympic level, a record that is unlikely to be beaten in the foreseeable future. Eric Carruthers played in the 1931 European Championships but was dead by the end of the year at the age of just 36. He died following an operation for appendicitis at Tidworth Military Hospital.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 28 Chamonix Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1924 Winter 28 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 1924-01-28 12 0 0
1924 Winter 28 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #1 2 1924-02-01 CAN 19, GBR 2 0
1924 Winter 28 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #3 1 1924-02-02 GBR 4, SWE 3 3
1924 Winter 28 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #2 1 1924-01-29 GBR 15, FRA 2 4
1924 Winter 28 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #3 1 1924-01-30 GBR 19, BEL 3 5
1924 Winter 28 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #5 2 1924-01-31 USA 11, GBR 0 0
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 4 1928-02-11 7 0 0
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #2 2 1928-02-17 SUI 4, GBR 0 0
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #3 2 1928-02-18 CAN 14, GBR 0 0
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #6 2 1928-02-19 SWE 3, GBR 1 1
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #1 1 1928-02-11 GBR 7, BEL 3 4
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #3 2 1928-02-12 FRA 3, GBR 2 1
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #6 1 1928-02-16 GBR 1, HUN 0 1
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