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Ken Yackel

Full name: Kenneth James "Ken" Yackel, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: March 5, 1930 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: July 12, 1991 in South St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Related Olympians: Granduncle of Erik Johnson.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ken Yackel played for the Minnesota Gophers from 1953 until 1956. While in college he also lettered in baseball (three times) and football (twice). Yackel was very young in 1952, just out of high school, but he helped the U.S. win the silver medal in Oslo. Oddly, he never again played on a U.S. National team. In 1959, Ken Yackel played six games with the Boston Bruins for his only NHL experience, one of only two American players in the NHL in the 1950s. But he did play minor league hockey in the AHL, WHL, and IHL, with the Cleveland Barons (1956-57), Saskatoon-St. Paul Regals (1957-58), Providence Reds (1958-60), Minneapolis Millers (1960-63), and the Muskegon Zephyrs (1963-64). After retiring as a player he first became a gym teacher and coached baseball and hockey at Edina Junior and Senior High School, and later was an insurance agent. In St. Paul, a hockey rink was named in his honor in 1993, the Ken Yackel Westside Arena.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 21 Oslo 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
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 2 1952-02-15 6 3 13
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #1 1 1952-02-15 USA 3, NOR 2 0 0 0
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #7 1 1952-02-16 USA 8, GER 2 3
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #13 1 1952-02-18 USA 8, FIN 2 0 2 2
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #18 1 1952-02-19 USA 8, SUI 2 1 0 4
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #21 2 1952-02-21 SWE 4, USA 2 1 0
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #27 1 1952-02-22 USA 5, POL 3 1 0 0
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #32 1 1952-02-23 USA 6, TCH 3 0 1 5
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Ice Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #36 1T 1952-02-24 USA 3, CAN 3 0 0 2
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