By P.J. Naworynski
For readers of The Boys within the Boat, the awesome tale of the not going Canadian hockey group that clinched Olympic gold in 1948
The declaration used to be shocking—Canada, the birthplace of hockey, wouldn't be sending a staff to the 1948 wintry weather Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged, a Royal Canadian Air strength squadron chief, Sandy Watson, speedy assembled a group of air strength hockey avid gamers who have been “amateur sufficient” to accomplish lower than the Olympic guidelines.
Sergeant Frank Boucher used to be recruited to educate the crew and start the cross-Canada look for avid gamers. Hubert Brooks, a embellished 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 whilst their beginning goalie, Dick Ball, didn’t move a scientific examination, Murray Dowey was once known as up from his activity as a TTC driving force and low perform goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The ragtag crew obtained off to a coarse begin, 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 shielding procedure paid off. They eradicated the yank group, tied the Czech workforce and beat the Swiss because the place of origin crowd pelted the Canadians with snowballs throughout 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 decided males, clean from the battlefields of WWII, who shocked a state and the world.
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