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Ken Purpur

Full name: Kenneth Richard "Ken" Purpur
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: March 1, 1932 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Died: June 5, 2011 in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Affiliations: North Dakota Fighting Sioux, Grand Forks (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ken Purpur played college hockey at his homestate school, the University of North Dakota, from 1951 through 1954, where he was coached by his older brother, Cliff "Fido" Purpur, who had played 5 years in the NHL. Ken Purpur's only international experience came in 1956 when he helped the United States win the silver medal at Cortina. Purpur later became become a school teacher for 38 years in Rapid City, South Dakota, teaching woodworking and carpentry. In 1990 he was chosen Rapid City's Teacher of the Year. He was inducted into the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM TG IG
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 2 1956-01-26 1 3 5
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #10 2 1956-02-03 URS 4, USA 0 0 0 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #5 1 1956-01-31 USA 4, CAN 1 0 0 5
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #8 1 1956-02-02 USA 6, SWE 1 0 0 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #14 1 1956-02-04 USA 9, TCH 4 0 1 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #2 1 1956-01-30 USA 7, GER 2 0 2 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #1 2 1956-01-27 TCH 4, USA 3 1 0 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #2 1 1956-01-28 USA 4, POL 0 0 0 0
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