Chris Fridfinnson

 


Fridfinnson, Kristmundur Numi

Position : RW

14-06-1898 Baldur, MB, CAN
10-11-1938 Selkirk, MB, CAN

 
Nice stick-handler who also had a fine shot. His greatest asset though was his willingness to work for the team. He was a substitute player at the 1920 Olympics and was dubbed "the useful sub" because of his versatility. He scored the game winning goal against Sweden in his only Olympic game.
He played amateur hockey in Winnipeg until his retirement in 1929. He then relocated to Edmonton, Alberta, there he briefly coached Edmonton Enarcos and later coached University of Alberta.
He gave up his coaching career after a serious illness. He recovered but moved back to Winnipeg where he found work as an accountant. Unfortunately he fell ill once again in 1937, was hospitalized and passed away in the hospital at the age of 40.
PH

 
Bon manieur de crosse au shoot puissant, son meilleur atout résidait dans son apport au collectif. Remplaçant au départ des JO 1920, il reçut le surnom de "remplaçant utile" pour son aptitude à occuper tous les postes. Pour preuve, il inscrivit le but vainqueur contre la Suède à l'occasion de ce qui fut son seul match olympique.
Joueur amateur à Winnipeg tout le long de sa carrière qui prit fin en 1929. S'installa ensuite à Edmonton où il entraîna les Edmonton Enarcos puis l'Université de l'Alberta.
Dut arrêter d'entraîner après une grave maladie. Une fois guéri, il retourna à Winnipeg où il devint comptable. Rechuta en 1937 et mourut hospitalisé fin 1938, à seulement 40 ans.
PH-FBH

 


1920 OG   CAN   1   1   0   1   -    Winnipeg Falcons (MHL Sr.)

                1   1   0   1   -

 

 

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