1924 Winter Olympic Games

1924 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS - TORONTO GRANITES

1924 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
CHAMONIX - MONT BLANC, FRA

The Toronto Granites represented Canada in the first official Olympic Winter Games, and there can be no doubt this was the most dominant team in international hockey history. The Granites qualified to play in Chamonix as a result of winning the Allan Cup in both 1922 and 1923, and they proved their worth by outscoring their opponents 110-3 in five games. Leading the way was Harry Watson, who scored 36 goals, including a record 13 in one game against Switzerland. An interesting feature to these Olympics was the fact that players often acted as referees in games involving other nations. Dunc Munro, for instance, officiated the Belgium-United States game and Beattie Ramsay handled two matches. These two, along with Hooley Smith and Bert McCaffery, went on to careers in the NHL. Watson, however, cherished his amateur status and refused ever to play the game he loved for money. He was later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, the only Canadian amateur player ever so honoured.

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