Ronald Amess

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Ronald Amess
Born (1927-08-09)9 August 1927
Died 20 October 2011(2011-10-20) (aged 84)
Position Defence
Forward
Played for Victoria
Wildcats
National team  Australia
Playing career 1950's–1960's

Ronald William "Ron" Amess (9 August 1927 – 20 October 2011) was an Australian ice hockey player. Amess was a member of the Australian national team during the 1960 Winter Olympics and also competed in the 1962 World Ice Hockey Championships.

Playing career[edit]

During the 1950s Amess played for the Wildcats out of the Melbourne Glaciarium. In 1953 he was selected for the Victorian state team to compete at the 1953 Goodall Cup.[1] Victoria went on to win the tournament.[2] In 1960 Amess was selected to play as a forward for the Australian national team to compete at the 1960 Winter Olympics, which is the only ice hockey team Australia has ever sent to the Olympics.[1] Australia finished last in the competition losing all six of their games.[3] Amess who played in five of the six games failed to record any points and finished with only two penalties in minutes.[4] The following year he was recalled to the Victorian state team to compete in the Goodall Cup championship which Victoria again went on to win.[2] In 1962 Amess was selected to the Australian national team to compete at the 1962 World Ice Hockey Championships.[1] Australia who were competing in Group B finished thirteenth overall and won their first ever international game after defeating Denmark 6-2.[3] Amess joined the Victorian state team for the 1962 Goodall Cup which Victoria went on to win for the second year in a row.[2]

Amess was also involved in the formation of the Hakoah-Arkana Ice Hockey Club which is considered the forerunner of the current Melbourne Jets Ice Hockey Club.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Amess was born on 9 August 1927. He was the son of Alexander Amess.[1] His sister Betty competed as a speed skater. In 2000 Amess was named a Life Member of the Australian Ice Hockey Federation.[1] He died on 20 October 2011 aged 84.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Australia Loses One of Its Ice Hockey Legends". Ice Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "IHA Goodall Cup Recipients". Ice Hockey Australia. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  3. ^ a b Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 22–69. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  4. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Canada: Moydart Press. p. 369. 
  5. ^ "Ronald William Amess Obituary". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-10.