Rino Alberton

This is Rino Alberton. He scored 1 goal in 5 games for host Italians at the 1956 Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

History has all but forgotten virtually every player who played for Italy, who finished in 7th place. But Alberton may have been their best player.

Born in Milan, Rino moved to Canada when he was just 5 years old. Growing up in Niagara Falls, he  was like most other Canadian boys, playing hockey at every chance. He was pretty good, too. He would play for the Galt Black Hawks at the Jr. B level.

Alberton moved back to Italy after he turned 18, joining HC Torino.The statistical trail only hints at him playing hockey in the 1955-56 season.

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