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Olympic Ice Hockey Players, Coach & Referee From Medford, MA

Winter Olympic Men's Ice Hockey - Players, Coach and Referee From Medford, MA

MEDFORD, MA - Long before USA Hockey and Medford Youth Hockey as we know it today, Medford, MA was the home of some very talented home grown hockey players, coaches and referees. 

From the 1940's to the mid-1990's Team USA Men's Ice Hockey team rosters were made up of amateur college hockey players. In the 1940's to the 1950's, the USA Olympic Hockey Committee would form regional ice hockey teams to compete with each other in a series of tournament games with the winner representing the country as Team USA.

Back in the 1940's, Medford had the three Riley brothers and Jack Garrity in the mix to play in the Olympics. Only problem, they placed players on different teams so all (4) players never made it together. Listed below are the "Kids From Medford, MA" who were able to play in the past Winter Olympics. That all changed in 1998, when professional hockey players from the United States were allowed to participate. 

  YEAR:                  COLLEGE-LGE:                  PLAYER:                    YEAR:                 COLLEGE: 

Jack Riley               1948                     Dartmouth College             Keith Tkachuk *         1992                    Boston University
Jack Garrity            1948                     Boston University               Dave Delfino (Italy) * 1992                    UMass Lowell
Dick Desmond        1952                     Dartmouth College              David Sacco *           1994                    Boston University
Jack Riley               1960   (Gold)        Head Coach                         Dave Delfino (Italy) * 1994                    UMass Lowell
Dick McGlynn         1972   (Silver)      Colgate University               Keith Tkachuk *         1998                    NHL
Lenny Gagnon        1972                     Referee                                 Keith Tkachuk *         2002                    NHL
Joe Sacco *             1992                     Boston University               Keith Tkachuk *         2006                    NHL

* Medford Youth Hockey (Medford Recreational Hockey) was established during the 1975-76 season. All players listed after 1972 practiced and played games for Medford Youth Hockey at the LoConte Rink, Medford that was built in 1970.          

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