BORN IN 1967, he attended Epping Boys High in Sydney’s northern suburbs, and developed in the local New South Wales leagues. He joined the Macquarie Bears in the 1980s during the club’s early years when Mark Taylor was in net, and the squad was assembled around new arrivals such as Ryan Switzer, Dave Emblem, Jim Kinlough, Jeff Taylor, Adam McGuinness, Kevin Sands and Glen Foll.
He won the Super League championship with the Bears in 1989 and represented New South Wales on numerous occasions. A champion of two Goodall Cups representing New South Wales, he won in 1989 coached by Bruce Rolin, and again in 1992. The Super League club separated from the Bears in 1997, changing name to the Sydney Bears, and he was coach in 1999, on the eve of the founding of the Australian Ice Hockey League in Season 2000.
He played for Australia with the National Senior Team in three consecutive C-Pool World Championships under coach Ryan Switzer. First in 1992 in England, then ’93 in Slovenia, and ’94 in Spain. Back-up twice to Damian Holland, and once to a young Jason Elliot, who later became a third-string goalie with the Detroit Red Wings, he won the Bronze Medal in ’92 at Hull. In the ’94 championship he split the five games with Holland (88%) for a save percentage of about 84 percent from 2 games, and a slightly better Goal Against Average (3).
He is now married with a young family and living at Bathurst in New South Wales.
Ross Carpenter, 'Hulme, Tim (1967 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio_hulme.html, accessed online .