August 15, 1872|
Perth, Ontario, CAN
|Died||January 29, 1918
St. Paul, MN, USA
|Played for||Winnipeg Victorias|
John K. "Jack" McCulloch (August 15, 1872 – January 29, 1918) was a Canadian speed skater and ice hockey player. He won several Canadian amateur speed skating championships and one world championship.
An amateur skater from 1890 to 1898, during which time he was the dominant speed skater in Canada. In the 1897 world championships in Montreal in the 1,500-meter race, he and Alfred Naess finished in a dead heat, forcing a run-off. McCulloch won by two-fifths of a second.
In 1889, McCulloch helped found the Winnipeg Victorias hockey club, one of the first in western Canada. He participated in the first organized ice hockey game in Manitoba, and played for the hockey club for several years afterward. He is a member of the Canada and Manitoba Sports Halls of Fame.
- "Jack McCulloch". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
His next major amateur competition was at the 1897 world championships which were held in Montreal and featured speed skaters from Canada, U.S., and Norway, including the famed Norwegian skater Alfred Nass. In the 1,500-metre race, he and Nass finished in a dead heat, forcing a second race. In front of a large crowd, McCulloch won the run-off by only two-fifths of a second.