John (Jack) Davies
Canadian Olympic Medal Count
At Oslo 1952, Jack Davies was a member of the Canadian team mostly made up of players from the Edmonton Mercurys team. In the round-robin tournament, Canada and the United States tied 3-3, but Canada did not lose a game and won the gold medal, as the Americans had lost to Sweden, 4-2. Davies played in eight games and scored four goals.
Prior to Oslo 1952, Davies won a gold medal with the Mercurys at the 1950 World Championships. He spent a few seasons playing for the Edmonton Caps and the Edmonton Southsides in the Edmonton Junior Hockey League. Known to be a very private man, Davies only attended a handful of Olympic reunions after winning his gold medal. He died in Edmonton, Alberta in 2009.
As a member of his Olympic team, Davies was inducted into the Alberta Sport Hall of Fame Museum in 1968 and with the 1952 Edmonton Mercurys, he was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2002.
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