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Ralph Hansch

Full name: Ralph Lawrence Hansch
Gender: Male
Born: May 20, 1924 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died: February 29, 2008 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Edmonton Mercurys, Edmonton (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ralph Hansch was the goalkeeper of the Edmonton Mercurys that won the 1952 Olympic gold medal in ice hockey. He played with number 0, the only player ever to do so at the Olympics. Hansch quit playing hockey after the Olympics to become a firefighter. He also played for the Edmonton Flyers and the Camrose Maroons, and he was only added to the roster for the Mercurys a few months before the 1952 Winter Olympics. His son Randy, also a goalie, was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 1986, but never actually played in the NHL. Ralph Hansch died of pneumonia, aged 83.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Canada CAN 1 Gold

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM S S%
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Standings 1 1952-02-15 0 0 0 51 86.4%
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #4 1 1952-02-15 CAN 15, GER 1 0 0 0 16 93.8%
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #11 1 1952-02-17 CAN 13, FIN 3 0 0 0 4 57.1%
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #17 1 1952-02-19 CAN 4, TCH 1 0 0 0 21 95.5%
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #30 1 1952-02-23 CAN 11, NOR 2
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #36 1T 1952-02-24 USA 3, CAN 3 0 0 0 10 76.9%
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