By P.J. Naworynski
For readers of The Boys within the Boat, the amazing tale of the not going Canadian hockey staff that clinched Olympic gold in 1948
The declaration used to be 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, fast assembled a staff of air strength hockey gamers who have been “amateur adequate” to accomplish lower than the Olympic guidelines.
Sergeant Frank Boucher used to be recruited to teach the workforce 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 while their beginning goalie, Dick Ball, didn’t move a clinical examination, Murray Dowey used to be referred to as up from his task as a TTC motive force and coffee perform goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The ragtag workforce bought off to a coarse commence, wasting such a lot of exhibition video games that Canadian newspapers known as them a shame to the rustic. however the RCAF Flyers battled again, and Boucher’s protective technique paid off. They eradicated the yankee staff, tied the Czech staff and beat the Swiss because the homeland crowd pelted the Canadians with snowballs through the video game. at the related 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 list that also stands.
Against All Odds is the inspiring untold tale of a gaggle of decided males, clean from the battlefields of WWII, who stunned a country and the world.
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