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Jimmy Foster

Full name: James "Jimmy" Foster
Nickname(s): The Parson
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: September 13, 1905 in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Died: January 4, 1969 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Affiliations: Richmond Hawks, Twickenham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jimmy Foster went to Canada as a child and learned his hockey in Winnipeg, where he developed into the world’s outstanding amateur goalkeeper and was judged to have a few, if any, equals in the professional game. While with Moncton Hawks he missed only one of the 220 games they played and when they won the Allan Cup in 1931 and 1932 he became the first goalkeeper to register two straight shut-outs in Allan Cup finals. Foster once held the Canadian record of playing for 417 minutes without having a score against him and he enhanced his considerable reputation at the 1936 Olympics by conceding only three goals in seven matches. At the time of the Games, Foster, like Sandy Archer, was under suspicion by the Canadian authorities as he had not obtained clearance before coming to England to play for Richmond Hawks. He later played for Harringay Greyhounds before returning to Canada with Glace Bay Minors and Quebec Aces. As he had once thought of entering the Church, Foster was nicknamed “the parson”.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1936-02-06 0 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #1 1 1936-02-14 GBR 5, TCH 0 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #3 1T 1936-02-15 USA 0, GBR 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #2 1 1936-02-11 GBR 2, CAN 1 0 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #4 1T 1936-02-12 GER 1, GBR 1 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #5 1 1936-02-13 GBR 5, HUN 1 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group D Match #2 1 1936-02-07 GBR 1, SWE 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group D Match #3 1 1936-02-08 GBR 3, JPN 0 0