1960 Olympic hockey medalist Roger Christian dies

Roger Christian, who helped the U.S. hockey team win the 1960

Olympic gold medal, died Wednesday. He was 75.

Roger and brother Billy Christian were linemates on the U.S.

team in the Squaw Valley Games. The key decision was a 3-2 victory

against the Soviet Union, when Roger assisted on two of Billy’s

goals. Roger also scored four goals in a 9-4 victory over

Czechoslovakia for the gold medal.

The brothers later partnered to form Christian Brothers, a

hockey stick maker in Warroad, Minn.

Roger Christian played on five U.S. national teams and is

enshrined in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

His death was confirmed Friday by Tonia Helegson, an owner of

the Helgeson Funeral Home in Warroad. His funeral will be Monday at

Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad.