By P.J. Naworynski
For readers of The Boys within the Boat, the amazing tale of the not going Canadian hockey group that clinched Olympic gold in 1948
The statement was once shocking—Canada, the birthplace of hockey, wouldn't be sending a workforce to the 1948 wintry weather Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged, a Royal Canadian Air strength squadron chief, Sandy Watson, quick assembled a staff of air strength hockey gamers who have been “amateur adequate” to accomplish below the Olympic guidelines.
Sergeant Frank Boucher was once recruited to teach the group and start the cross-Canada look for avid gamers. Hubert Brooks, a adorned flying officer and serial escapist from POW camps, was once one other early recruit. Andy Gilpin joined from the RCAF base in Whitehorse, as did airmen from Quebec, the Maritimes and western Canada. And while their beginning goalie, Dick Ball, didn’t move a scientific examination, Murray Dowey used to be known as up from his task as a TTC motive force and coffee perform goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The ragtag staff received off to a coarse commence, wasting such a lot of exhibition video games that Canadian newspapers referred to as them a shame to the rustic. however the RCAF Flyers battled again, and Boucher’s protecting approach paid off. They eradicated the yank staff, tied the Czech workforce and beat the Swiss because the place of origin crowd pelted the Canadians with snowballs in the course of the online game. at the similar ice the place Barbara Ann Scott received a gold medal, the underdog RCAF Flyers additionally gained Olympic gold, and their goalie, Murray Dowey, set an Olympic checklist that also stands.
Against All Odds is the inspiring untold tale of a gaggle of made up our minds males, clean from the battlefields of WWII, who stunned a kingdom and the world.
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