The odd thing about what nine hockey players did for Canada in 1924 was that, when they were doing it, they had no idea of the importance of their accomplishment.
The Toronto Granites had won the national senior championship and thus were selected to represent Canada in the hockey tournament during what was dubbed the International Week of Winter Sports in Chamonix, France, as a prelude to the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. Eight countries were entered and the Granites, coached by Frank Rankin of Stratford, Ont., outscored opponents 110-3 in five games to win the championship.
July 08, 2009
Remembering the Toronto Granites
I'm not sure why this piece came out now, but Neil Stevens of the Canadian Press has a nice piece remembering the 1924 Olympic gold medal champion Toronto Granites: