Billy Colvin

Bill Colvin died on November 3rd, 2010.

You can be forgiven if you don't know immediately know who Bill Colvin was. He never played in the NHL. But he did play for Canada in the Olympics.

He was a solid player with the St. Michael's Majors in the 1950s. He joined the Kitchener Waterloo-Dutchmen in 1955-56. They won the Allan Cup championship as Canada's top amateur team in 1955, meaning they were automatically selected to represent Canada at the Olympic Games in Cortina, Italy. Canada, quite infamously, won the bronze medal that year.

Colvin, pictured above third from the left in the back row, briefly played some semi-pro with the Toledo Mercurys of the IHL in 1956-57, but returned to Kingston to play some senior hockey while continuing his education. He would enjoy a 30 year career as a lawyer.

Bill, who also was at one time a teacher, was married for 48 years and had three sons and four grandchildren. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you know if this was the year they beat the Abitibi Eskimos from Iroquois Falls to win the cup. I remember Ken Laufman as being the smoothest player I had ever seen up to that time.
Murray Munsie

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