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Kristjan J "Chris" Fridfinnson
Birth: Jun. 21, 1898
Baldur
Pilot Mound Census Division
Manitoba, Canada
Death: Nov. 10, 1938
Selkirk
Selkirk Census Division
Manitoba, Canada

Olympic Athlete; he won a gold medal in the 1920 Olympics. Born of Icelandic descent in Baldur, Manitoba, he was an early ice hockey player for Canada's Olympic Hockey Team. Made up of players of the Winnipeg Falcons, the Olympic team featured Fridfinnson playing several positions. He is credited with scoring the team's winning goal which gave them the Olympic gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. That same year, he was also awarded the Allan Cup. His hockey career also included playing for the Canadian Hockey League's Winnipeg Maroons, the Y. M. L. C. Juniors, and the Winnipeg Monarchs. Retiring from amateur hockey in 1929, he settled in Edmonton, Alberta, where he was hired as a coach for the University of Alberta's varsity hockey team. He was soon given the nickname, "The Miracle Man" for turning the university's consistently losing team into a solid winning team. Under his leadership he led the squad to two city finals in both 1930 and 1931. When he became seriously ill in 1931, he again retired, and moved to Winnipeg, where he worked as an accountant until his death in 1938. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of the Winnipeg Falcons in 1980. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Brookside Cemetery
Winnipeg
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
 
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Record added: Nov 01, 2007
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Kristjan J Chris Fridfinnson
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Kristjan J Chris Fridfinnson
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Kristjan J Chris Fridfinnson
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 21, 2016
Manitoba Vital Statistics: Chris Fridfinnson b 21 Jun 1898- d 10 Nov 1938, age at death: 40 yrs
- dkm
 Added: Jan. 4, 2015

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Dec. 7, 2013
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