Jack Kilpatrick

Jack Kilpatrick

John Kilpatrick (born ), also known as Jack Kilpatrick, is a retired ice hockey player who played in the English National League (ENL). He also played for the Great Britain national ice hockey team which won the gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics (see Ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics). He is a member of the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

Career

Although Kilpatrick was born in Bootle near Liverpool, he learned to play ice hockey in Canada. Kilpatrick played in the 1935–36 and 1936–37 seasons for the Wembley Lions as a checking forward getting limited ice time.

At just 18-years-old Kilpatrick was selected to play of the GB national team in the 1936 Winter Olympics. He only played in GB's opening game against Sweden, which GB won 1–0. However, this was enough to earn him a gold medal when GB went on to win the tournament. This made Kilpatrick Britain's youngest Winter Olympic gold medallist at the time.

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