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Herb Wakabayashi

Full name: Osamu "Herb" Wakabayashi
Original name: 若林 修
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 23, 1944 in Neys Internment Camp, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 1, 2015 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Affiliations: Seibu Tetsudo Tokyo, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Ice Hockey

Biography

Herb Wakabayashi played ice hockey for Japan at the 1972, 1976, and 1980 Winter Olympics, carrying the Japanese flag at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics Opening Ceremony. He also played at the 1978, 1979, and 1982 World Championships, although never at the A level. Wakabayashi moved to Canada with his family when he was only 6-years-old. He became quite a good baseball player, helping his Chatham Junior Maroons win league titles in the Ontario Baseball Association. Wakabayashi played hockey at Boston University from 1965-69. A center, he played in Japanese pro leagues from 1969-85, all with Seibu Tetsudo Tokyo. Wakabayashi was inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and is also a member of the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Japan JPN 9
1976 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Japan JPN 9
1980 Winter 35 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Japan JPN 11T

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ice Hockey Japan JPN Final Standings 9 1972-02-03 3 1 2
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #4 1T 1972-02-07 SUI 3, JPN 3 0 0 2
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #5 1 1972-02-09 JPN 3, YUG 2 1 0 0
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #7 2 1972-02-10 NOR 5, JPN 4 1 0 0
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #10 1 1972-02-12 JPN 7, FRG 6 1 0 0
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ice Hockey Japan JPN Qualifying Round Match #1 2 1972-02-03 TCH 8, JPN 2 0 1 0
1976 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Japan JPN Final Standings 9 1976-02-03 2 3 0
1976 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #2 2 1976-02-05 ROU 3, JPN 1 0 0 0
1976 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #6 2 1976-02-07 AUT 3, JPN 2 0 0 0
1976 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #8 1 1976-02-09 JPN 6, SUI 4 1 2 0
1976 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #11 1 1976-02-11 JPN 4, YUG 3 1 0 0
1976 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Japan JPN Consolation Round Match #13 1 1976-02-13 JPN 7, BUL 5 0 1 0
1980 Winter 35 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Japan JPN Final Standings 11T 1980-02-12 0 0 0
1980 Winter 35 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Japan JPN Group A Match #3 2 1980-02-12 URS 16, JPN 0 0 0 0
1980 Winter 35 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Japan JPN Group A Match #10 2 1980-02-18 CAN 6, JPN 0 0 0 0
1980 Winter 35 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Japan JPN Group A Match #13 2 1980-02-20 POL 5, JPN 1 0 0 0
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