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September 11th 1963

WAIHA Flyers

Goodall Cups

World Championships
2009, 2010, 2011 (NJT Team Leader) Ice Hockey

Life Member, national association
State Referee-In-Chief
Rink builder
Former director, Perth Ice Arena

BORN SEPTEMBER 11TH 1963, he was a winger with the Flyers when Western Australian ice hockey first graduated to an Olympic size rink at Mirrabooka in Perth's northern suburbs, the state's inaugural international standard ice hockey.

In mid-June 1983, he was on the state team that defeated the favoured New South Wales to win Western Australia's second Brown Trophy at the new competition-size Ice World Mirrabooka. The Sandgropers dazzled everyone with their brilliant play and he was selected to the Under-21 Australian All Star Team with David Soldan, Chris Operchal and Mike Cramer. He represented his state in the Goodall Cup in Sydney the same year.

He became an accredited referee, then state referee-in-chief in 1996. He helped build numerous ice rinks in Australia and was a director of Perth Ice Arena in Malaga Perth. Team Leader of the National Junior Team when Xtreme Ice Arena operator John Bruske was General Manager (2009, 2010, 2011), he was made a Life Member of the national association in 2005 for services to the development of the game nationally.

His son Liam was a National Junior Team player and son Casey, a former national league player for the Newcastle North Stars and a player on the national junior and senior teams. David's association with ice hockey at local, state and national level has spanned over three decades.

01. Historical Notes

The first ice hockey in Western Australia began in 1950, expanded to a 4-team league by 1951, but collapsed after just two seasons when the Perth Ice Palais in Beaufort Street closed in 1952. It took 11 years for the game to be re-established with the opening of the Premier Ice Rink (1963-1982) in East Perth in 1963, and about the same time again before there was a player, Guy Grant, who made local hockey history.

02. Citation Details

Ross Carpenter, 'Minson, Dave (1963 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia,, accessed online .

03. Select Bibliography

04. Citations
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With WA U21 Team

Brown Trophy Champions, Ice World, Perth, Australia, 1980. Couretsy David Soldan.

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Ice World, Perth

Western Australia's first Olympic ice venue, 1982

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With the Flyers

WAIHA 1982 Ice Hockey Fixture Programme.

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In later years