Golden Boys: The Winnipeg Falcons of 1920

Golden Boys: The Winnipeg Falcons of 1920

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Written by Paul Keery | Illustrated by Michael Wyatt

In 1920, hockey teams across Canada played for the privilege to represent their country at the Olympics. In the end, one team remained standing—the Winnipeg Falcons, a small group of unknown superstars. Comprised of players of Icelandic descent, the Falcons experienced considerable prejudice from the other Canadian hockey teams, yet easily defeated them before going on to compete in the Olympics. Overseas, their incredible talents were finally recognized when the Falcons made Canada the first country in history to win a gold medal in the sport. From humble beginnings, a pure love for hockey catapulted the team to victory and global prominence.