Monday, February 20, 2012

The Winnipeg Falcons

The sons of Icelandic immigrants and friends since boyhood, the Winnipeg Falcons were a superbly talented team of just eight players who brought home Canada’s first Olympic gold medal in hockey in 1920. But before they became world champions, the Falcons endured years of prejudice on and off the ice.

They also fought for their country and were heroes during the First World War.

Our guest in this edition of “Journeys into Hockey” is author and renowned hockey historian Eric Zweig, who brings to life the fascinating story of the little team that wouldn’t quit.


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