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1956 - VII Olympic Winter Games


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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy January 26 - February 4, 1956

# Name Hometown Team
11 Wendell Anderson  St. Paul, Minn.  Univ. of Minnesota 
10 F.W. Burtnett  Cambridge, Mass. Boston College 
12 Eugene Campbell  Minneapolis, Minn.  Univ. of Minnesota 
18 Gordon Christian  Warroad, Minn.  Univ. of N. Dakota
9 William Cleary  Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Univ. 
6 Dick Dougherty  International Falls, Minn. Univ. of Minnesota 
1 Willard Ikola  Eveleth, Minn.  Univ. of Michigan
4 John Matchefts  Eveleth, Minn.  Univ. of Michigan
8 John Mayasich  Eveleth, Minn.  Univ. of Minnesota
2 Dan McKinnon  Williams, Minn.  Univ. of N. Dakota 
5 Richard Meredith  Minneapolis, Minn.  Univ. of Minnesota 
Francis O’Grady  Stoneham, Mass. Boston College 
14 Weldon Olson  Marquette, Mich.  Michigan State Univ. 
15 Jack Petroske  Hibbing, Minn.  Univ. of Minnesota 
7 Kenneth Purpur  Grand Forks, N.D.  Univ. of N. Dakota
1 Donald Rigazio Cambridge, Mass.  Cambridge
17 Dick Rodenhiser  Malden, Mass.  Boston Univ. 
3 Ed Sampson  International Falls, Minn.  Ft. Frances Canadians

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FINAL STANDINGS

GOLD: Soviet Union
SILVER: United States
BRONZE: Canada

U.S.A. Record

2nd (5-2-0)

RESULTS

Czechoslovakia 4
USA 3

USA 4
Poland 0

USA 7
Germany 2

USA 4
Canada 1

USA 6
Sweden 1

Soviet Union 4
USA 0

USA 9
Czechoslovakia 4


Robert Ridder

Robert Ridder

Manager - St. Paul, MN

John Mariucci

John Mariucci

Coach - Eveleth, MN

Ben Bertini

Ben Bertini

Trainer - Lexington, MA