John Matchefts

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Johnny Matchefts
Personal information
Full name John Peter Matchefts
Nickname(s) Johnny
Born (1931-06-18)June 18, 1931
Eveleth, MN, USA
Died November 10, 2013(2013-11-10) (aged 82)
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Weight 150 pounds (68 kg)
Country  United States
Sport Ice hockey

John Peter "Johnny" Matchefts (June 18, 1931 – November 10, 2013) was an American ice hockey player. Matchefts played for the American 1956 Winter Olympics ice hockey team.[1] He also was a coach, coaching at high schools in Minnesota, then at Colorado College as well as the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.[2] He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.

He died on November 10, 2013 at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[3][4]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-MCHL Second Team 1952–53


  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ "Minnesota hockey legend Matchefts dies". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  3. ^ "John P. Matchefts Obituary: View John Matchefts's Obituary by The Gazette". Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Duluth, Minnesota". Duluth News Tribune. 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ken Kinsley
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Abbie Moore