|Teams||Grosvenor House Canadians|
|Born||April 27, 1909,|
West Ham, London, England
|Pro Career||1933 – 1950|
James Robert Wyman (27 April 1909 – 1978), also known as Bob Wyman, was an ice hockey player who played in Great Britain. 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[edit | edit source]
Club[edit | edit source]
Having learned to play ice hockey whilst living in London in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Wyman's first season playing senior ice hockey was spent with the Grosvenor House Canadians during the 1933–34 season in the English League. The team moved to the Empire Pool at Wembley in October 1934 and changed their name to the Wembley Canadians. Wyman stayed with the Canadians for the 1934–35 and, in the newly formed English National League (ENL), 1935–36 seasons before joining the Richmond Hawks for the 1936–37 season.
Wyman joined the Princes club in the London and Provincial League for the 1937–38 season before he returned to the ENL to play with the Harringay Greyhounds during the 1939–40 season. Wyman, as defensive defenceman, recorded a personal best of two goals and three assists during the season with Harringay and Percy Nicklin, Great Britain's Coach, described him as having "an accurate and formidable body check as good as any Canadian".
After the War, Wyman returned to playing ice hockey when he joined the Wembley Monarchs during the 1946–47 season in which he only played in nine games. Wyman continued to make fewer appearances before he finally retired from ice hockey in 1950 playing with Sussex in the Southern League.
International[edit | edit source]
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's Ice Hockey|
Wyman was first selected to play for the Great Britain national team for the 1935 World Championships held in Davos, Switzerland. Wyman scored the only goal in a win against the French team, helping the team to a bronze medal in the championships, which also earned the team a silver medal in the European Championships.
Wyman was again selected for Great Britain for the 1936 Winter Olympics when he helped the team win gold by playing in the second game when GB beat the Japanese team 3–0. Following the game, Wyman stayed at the tournament commentating for the BBC.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- World Championship bronze medalist in 1935.
- Olympics gold medalist in 1936.
- World Championship silver medalist in 1938.
- Inducted to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.
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