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Robin Dewhurst, 1961

BORN ABOUT 1933 in New South Wales, he began ice hockey at the age of 13 and first played for his State in 1952, the youngest player on the team that played a series of games against the visiting Canadian Navy. He played right wing and scored the first goal of the series. [606]

He represented NSW many times for the Goodall Cup, winning in 1963 and 1964, and he was Assistant Coach, the only non-Victorian, on Australia's first Olympic ice hockey team at Squaw Valley in 1960. He was captain of St George IHC in 1963. He played on the 1961–2 World Championship team that recorded Australia's historic first ever International win, and has been a member of the World Olympians Association since 2002. He actively fostered the Australian Oldtimers League in Sydney, and traveled to many national and international Oldtimers Tournaments. Dewhurst lives at East Corrimal on the NSW Central Coast and still plays hockey in his seventies. The Oldtimers League Dewhurst Fair Play Trophy is named in his honour. Recipient of the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, "Represented Australia in 1960 Winter Olympics". [56] Life Member of Ice Hockey Australia in 2000.

01. Historical Notes

02. Citation Details

Ross Carpenter, 'Dewhurst, Alfred Robin (1933 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/bio-dewhurst.html, accessed online .

03. Select Bibliography

[606] Ice Hockey Week, Official Programme, New South Wales Ice Hockey Association, 1961.

04. Citations
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On the Cover of Ice Hockey Week

Official Programme, 1961

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Opening IHA Brown Tournament

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Illawarra Mercury P12\P12964

2008

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The Senior

2008

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Australian Olympic Ice Hockey Team

Squaw Valley, California, 1960

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Australian Olympic Ice Hockey Team

Squaw Valley, California, 1960