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Ice Hockey at the 1924 Chamonix Winter Games:

Men's Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey at the 1924 Winter Games: Next Winter Games

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Host City: Chamonix, France
Venue(s): Ice Stadium, Chamonix
Date Started: January 28, 1924
Date Finished: February 3, 1924
Format: Round-robin pools, followed by round-robin medal round.

Gold: CAN Canada
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: GBR Great Britain

Summary

Canada was represented by a team of ex-serviceman from World War I, who had formed the [Toronto Granites]. They began competing in the Ontario Hockey Association in 1919-20 and were virtually unbeatable until their retirement after the 1924 Winter Olympics. They won the John Ross Robertson Cup in 1920, 1922, and 1923, and by winning the Allan Cup in 1922-23, they were chosen as Canada's ice hockey team in 1924.

The Toronto Granites displayed the most outstanding supremacy of any Olympic ice hockey team, outscoring their opponents 110-3. They defeated Czechoslovakia 30-0, Sweden 22-0, Great Britain 19-2, and Switzerland 33-0. In the final round, they had their closest game, out-skating the United States 6-1. The Canadian goalie was Jack Cameron and he had so little to do that he had difficulty maintaining his interest in the game. The legend survives that he often skated to the boards to chat up any attractive ladies he could find in the audience. The Granites were led by Harry Watson, who scored 13 goals against both Switzerland and Czechoslovakia, and 37 goals in the tournament, both Olympic records which have never been approached.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Canada CAN Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Sweden SWE
5T Czechoslovakia TCH
5T France FRA
7T Switzerland SUI
7T Belgium BEL