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Carl Erhardt

Defenseman Carl Erhardt was born in 1897 in England. He served as captain of the 1936 Olympic championship team as well as many national teams in the 1930s. At 39 years of age, Erhardt was the oldest player to ever win an Olympic gold medal. He also won a bronze medal at the 1935 IIHF World Championship and a silver medal at the European Championship that same year. British born and raised, Erhardt was an inspiration to his team and frequently played 40 to 50 minutes in each game. He had a life-long career in hockey first as a player, then as an administrator and later went on to become Vice President of the BIHA. Carl Erhardt died on May 3, 1988 at the age of 91 years.

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