Wellman passes away

Represented Australia in 1960 Olympics

25.03.2013
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Ken Wellman wore number 11 on this photo of the Melbourne Blackhawks in 1955. Photo: Birger Nordmark Archive

MELBOURNE – Former Australian Olympian Ken Wellman passed away last Thursday at 82 years of age. He represented Australia in the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley.

Wellman also captained Australia in the 1962 IIHF World Championship B-Pool. These were the first two international ice hockey tournaments for Down Under.

In Australia Wellman first played for the Melbourne Tigers in the early ‘50s before moving to the Melbourne Blackhawks where he played between 1954 and 1967 before ending his career with the Monarchs.

He represented the state of Victoria in the 1909-established Goodall Cup between 1953 and 1973 and won ten titles.

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