In 1936, the United States men’s team participated in the Winter Olympics. Hamilton head coach Albert Prettyman was the U.S. coach.
Prior to leaving for Germany, he asked Francis Baker, his first-string goaltender at Hamilton, to join the team as an injury replacement. According to Andrew Burns, a Hamilton alumnus and contact for the "Thank You, Albert Prettyman" website, Baker didn’t play in the tournament, but he did earn a bronze medal along with his American teammates and had a face-to-face "contentious discussion" with Adolf Hitler prior to the United States team’s game against Germany.
Another Hamilton goaltender earned a trip to the Olympics in 1998: Guy Hebert. Hebert led Hamilton to three ECAC playoff appearances and the program’s No. 1 ranking, set the program record for wins in a season and was named a first-team All-American selection before playing 10 years in the National Hockey League.