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Wally Olds

Full name: Walter Raymond "Wally" Olds
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: August 17, 1949 in Warroad, Minnesota, United States
Died: January 11, 2009 in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

At 6-2 (1.88) and 200 lbs. (91 kg.), Wally Olds certainly was the right size for a defenseman. He played that position at every level of hockey, starting with the University of Minnesota, where he made all-western All-America in 1970. After graduation in 1971 he spent a year with the U.S. National team during which time he played in the Olympics. Olds was signed by the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL and later the Chicago Cougars of the WHA. However he never played hockey in either major league. Instead he bounced around the minors with such teams as the Long Island Ducks, the New York Raiders, and the Oklahoma City Blazers. His best year in pro hockey was probably 1975 when, as a member of the Hampton Gulls, he was voted co-MVP of the Southern Hockey League. After leaving pro hockey Olds played with the 1977 and 1979 U.S. National teams at the World Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 2 1972-02-03 0 0 0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #1 2 1972-02-05 SWE 5, USA 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #5 1 1972-02-07 USA 5, TCH 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #9 2 1972-02-09 URS 7, USA 2 0 0 0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #11 1 1972-02-10 USA 4, FIN 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #13 1 1972-02-12 USA 6, POL 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Qualifying Round Match #3 1 1972-02-04 USA 5, SUI 3 0 0 0