Legend Roger Christian Dies

Warroad native Roger Christian, a member of the 1960 U.S. gold medal-winning Olympic team, has died at the age of 75.

Roger and his brother Billy helped lead the Americans to their first gold, then joined together to form Christian Brothers, a Warroad-based company that made hockey sticks.

Roger’s brother, Ginny, played for the Sioux in the 1940s. Billy’s grandson, Brock Nelson, current plays for the Sioux.

For more on Roger Christian, read the story on the Herald’s website.

4 Responses

  1. Ted

    Had one of Roger’s sons in 5th grade back in Warroad in the late seventies. Great family, great people. Huge loss for Warroad and the extended Christian family.

  2. northdasotan

    I still have two brand new goalie sticks made by Christian. The Belfour goalie stick. My son wants to play with them and my wife asks why I have them. Probably the best sticks of the era. The Christian family has done a lot for hockey not only in Minnesota but around the US. RIP Mr. Christian

  3. Ole the goalie

    Roger, the quiet brother who let his hockey stick do all the talking in the 1960 Olympics and our first gold medal. We’ve lost one of the true hockey legends. Condolences to the Christian and Warroad family.

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