At Oslo 1952, Robert “Bruce” Dickson was the youngest 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. It was Canada’s last Olympic gold medal in the sport until Salt Lake 2002. Dickson played in eight games and scored seven goals.
Dickson’s start in hockey came as a forward with the Edmonton Athletic Club of the Edmonton Junior Hockey League (1947-49). He later played with the Medicine Hat Tigers and the Edmonton Oil Kings. In the mid-1950s, Dickson played for University of Denver and eventually settled in Littleton, Colorado, becoming a hockey coach after his playing career was over.
As a member of his Olympic team, Dickson 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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