Canada's hockey team

Reginald Schroeter



  • Member of gold medal RCAF Flyers at the 1948 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Revised rules on amateur status forced the last-minute creation of this squad, comprised of 17 Air Force and ex-Air Force players
  • Yet at only the fifth Olympic Winter Games ever, the Flyers reeled off six straight victories before registering a scoreless tie with heavily-favoured Czechoslovakia
  • In their final game against the host Swiss team, a win by two or more goals ensured the team a gold medal
  • In a hostile environment, the Flyers rode 22-year-old goaltender Murray Dowey to a 3-0 shutout win
  • The team was inducted into the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame in 1971
  • The team was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2008
  • At the base in Trenton, Ont., the rink is named the “RCAF Flyers Arena”

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
1948 St. Moritz Ice HockeyMenGold