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Jack Kilpatrick

Full name: John "Jack" Kilpatrick
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: July 7, 1917 in Bootle, Sefton, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: December 18, 1989 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Wembley Lions, Wembley (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jack Kilpatrick’s family emigrated from Liverpool to Saskatchewan, Canada shortly before his 4th birthday. In 1935 he was playing for the Prince Albert St Marks team when he was recruited to play for the Wembley Lions in the British League at a time when newly imposed restrictions on foreign players meant that British-born talent was at a premium. Kilpatrick spent only two winters in England but impressed enough to earn a place at the 1936 Winter Games. His Olympic experience was limited to a single appearance on the left-wing in the opening match against Sweden but he remains, as of 2013, the youngest Briton to have won an Olympic Winter gold medal.

On his return to Canada he began a long association with the Nelson Maple Leafs and was a mainstay of their team until 1952. His son, Gary, was also an ice hockey player and had a long career below NHL level which peaked with 5 seasons in Canada’s Western Hockey League

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 18 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1936 Winter 18 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1936-02-06 0 0 0
1936 Winter 18 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group D Match #2 1 1936-02-07 GBR 1, SWE 0 0
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