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With Tim and Evan Hulme, 2015


CAREER SUMMARY

Birth
February 27 1963
Sydney NSW Australia

Clubs
NSWSL Macquarie Bears, AIHL Sydney Bears

Goodall Cups
1999 (Head Coach), 2002, 2007 (GM)

World Championships
1995 to 2004 (GM) Ice Hockey

Foundation president and board member of the AIHL, 2000

BORN FEBRUARY 27TH 1963 in Sydney Australia, he was educated at Rozelle Primary (1968–74) in Sydney's inner west, then completed a HSC at Balmain High (1975–81) while playing junior hockey in the local league. He was there in seemingly every team photo, from the age of 19 when the Macquarie Bears IHC of the newly-formed NSW Super League was incorporated in 1982; when it was renamed “The Sydney Bears” in 1997; when it became a foundation club of today's Australian Ice Hockey League in 2000. He is still there today as General Manager, displaying the genius for durability that has been a recurring theme in his work.

From inception back then, "Bears vs Bombers" games became highlights of the Super League fixture, even though players and coaches came and went. The club steadily improved from two grades to Pee Wees, Bantams, Midgets, Juniors, Senior B and Super League in just two seasons with the support and assistance of builders such as player-team manager, Ron Mann, and the Macquarie rink managing director, Peter King.

He won the Junior minor premiership with the Bears in 1983. He won his first Goodall Cup as head coach and manager of the New South Wales state team in 1999, his second as manager of the Bears in 2002, and his third as vice president and general manager of the Bears in 2007. Club president in later years, he was also General Manager of the National Senior Team at no less than ten straight World Championships, 1995 to 2004, a permanent fixture surviving a long line of coaches that included Dan Reynolds, Marc Bowles, Kelly Lovering, John Botterill, Jari Gondstrand, and Don Champagne. This work was rewarded with a silver and 5 bronze medals.

Foundation president and board member of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) in 2000, he and league secretary Tony Lane led the representation for affiliation with the national association, which resulted in a Working Agreement that was ultimately successful. The AIHL has since provided a platform for showcasing the best ice hockey players and coaches Australia has to offer, across seventeen successful seasons, and at a steadily rising rate of maturation. Currently a Senior Network Analyst at Telstra his hockey career has spanned almost four decades, mostly at the one club.

01. Historical Notes

02. Citation Details

Ross Carpenter, 'Hellyer, Wayne (1963 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio-hellyer.html, accessed online .

03. Select Bibliography

04. Citations
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G A L L E R YArrows at right scroll the images
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First year of the Macquarie Bears

NSW Super League, 1982. Standing far right. Courtesy Glen Foll

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With the Macquarie Bears

NSW Super League Champions, early-1990s

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With the Sydney Bears

NSW Super League, 1999

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Rock in the Australian hockey landscape

2014. Courtesy Wayne Hellyer.

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With the Sydney Bears

AIHL, 2016

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World Championships

Johannesburg Soth Africa, 1995

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Worlds

Andorra, 1997.

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Worlds

Krugersdorp, South Africa, 1998.

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Worlds

Pretoria, South Africa, 1999.

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D-Pool Worlds

Iceland, 2000 (Bronze Medal)

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D-Pool Worlds

Cape Town South Africa, 2002

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Worlds

Jaca Spain, 2004