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Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Falcons

This Winnipeg-based hockey team competed in the 1920 Olympics in Belgium, winning Canada’s first hockey championship. Some members of the team were as follows:

Member

Position

Year(s)

Herbert “Hebbie” Axford (1894-1974)

President

 

Harvey Thorvaldur Walter “Duke” Benson (1893-1971)

 

 

Robert John “Bobby” Benson (1894-?)

Left Defence

 

Jacob Walter “Wally” Byron (1894-1971)

Goal

 

William Blanchard “Babe” Elliott (1899-1950)

Goal (substitute)

 

Sigurdur Franklin “Frank” Fredrickson (1895-1979)

Centre

 

Vilhjalmur William “Bill” Fridfinnson (1890-1941)

Secretary-Treasurer

 

Kristjan “Chris” Fridfinnson (1898-1938)

Substitute

 

Magnus “Mike” Goodman (1898-1991)

Left Wing

 

Haldor “Hallie” “Slim” Halderson (c1899-1965)

Right Wing

 

Konrad “Konnie” Johannesson (1896-1968)

Right Defence

 

Frederick George “Steamer” Maxwell (1890-1975)

Manager

 

Gudmundur “Gordon” Sigurjonsson (1883-?)

Trainer

 

Alan Charles “Huck” Woodman (1899-1963)

Rover

 

In late 2022, a plaque in front of First Lutheran Church in Winnipeg was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to commemorate the members of the Winnipeg Falcons, many of whom were members of the church or were married there.

Photos

Winnipeg Falcons

The Falcon Hockey Club, Champions of the Senior Independent Hockey League (1914-1915)
Source: Julie Johannesson

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Lutheran Church (580 Victor Street, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Organization: Victoria Hockey Club

The Winnipeg Falcons Hockey Club

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 November 2022

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