Jack Kilpatrick
Position Left wing
Teams Wembley Lions
Nationality Flag of Great Britain British
Born July 7, 1917(1917-07-07),
Bootle, England
Died December 18 1989 (aged 72),
Pro Career 1935 – 1937

John "Jack" Kilpatrick (7 July 1917 – 18 December 1989), also known as Jack Kilpatrick, was an 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. He is a member of the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.


Olympic medal record
Men's Ice Hockey
Gold 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team

Although Kilpatrick was born in Great Britain, 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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