Former Great Britain netminder Jimmy Foster has been officially inducted into the IIHF Hall Of Fame in Finland this morning.
Members of his family and delegates from Ice Hockey UK attended a special ceremony in Tampere ahead of today’s medal games at the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Foster was one of the world’s finest goaltenders in the 1930s, backstopping Great Britain to their momentous gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics.
He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 13th September 1905 and died in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 4th January 1969.
Throughout the 1930s, the keeper was a mainstay between the pipes for GB and Harringay Greyhounds, earning a reputation on both teams as a shutout king.
In his five seasons in British club hockey he recorded 24 shutouts.
The selection was made by the IIHF Historical/Hall of Fame Working Group, led by its chairperson and IIHF Chairman Luc Tardif.
Foster was inducted into the UK Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950. Click here to read more.
Top image credit: Andrea Cardin/IIHF.