John Peirce Chase - Born June 12, 1906 in Milton, Massachusetts - Died April 1, 1994 in Marblehead, Massachusetts was an American ice Hockey player and coach.
John Chase began his formal Hockey career at Milton Academy playing on the 1922-23 team. Transferring to Exeter Academy the following year, he played there one year before matriculating at Harvard in the fall of 1924. At Harvard, Chase's strength and skill as a Hockey player soared. He played as a regular at center ice as a freshman and as a first line center on the varsity for three years. He was selected as team captain his senior year. Chase also excelled at baseball at Harvard and as an amateur player in later years.
Following graduation from Harvard, Chase was sought after by professional teams, but he chose instead to pursue a business career. He did, however, continue his Hockey career with such teams as the Boston Athletic Association, Boston University Club, and Brac Burn Hockey Club. All were strong contenders because of Chase's presence in the line-up.
Chase was the captain of the United States men's national ice Hockey team, which won the silver medal the Silver Medal at the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, losing the final game to Canada 2-1 in a heartbreaker.
Chase played all six matches and scored four goals.
Chase would later coach the Harvard University Ice Hockey team from 1942 to 1950, winning 53 games, 44 losses and 3 ties.
1942–43 Harvard Crimson 14-4-1
1945–46 Harvard Crimson 2-4-2
1946–47 Harvard Crimson 6-6-0
1947–48 Harvard Crimson 9-14-0
1948–49 Harvard Crimson 12-8-0
1949–50 Harvard Crimson 10-8-0
John Chase was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.