Keith Campbell (ice hockey)

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Keith Campbell
Born September 21, 1909
Stratton, Ontario, Canada
Died July 25, 1981(1981-07-25) (aged 71)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing / Defence
Played for Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
Moncton Hawks
Richmond Hawks
Harringay Greyhounds
Harringay Racers
Earls Court Rangers
Playing career c. 1935–1952

Keith William "Duke" Campbell (September 21, 1909–July 25, 1981) was a Canadian ice hockey player who mainly played in Great Britain. Born in Stratton, Ontario, he is a member of the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.


Campbell grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Campbell played the 1928–29 season of junior hockey with the St. Vital Saints of the Winnipeg and District Junior League. In 1931–32, Campbell played senior hockey with the Winnipeg Native Sons in the Winnipeg Senior League. He then played two seasons with the Selkirk Fishermen of the Manitoba Senior League from 1932 to 1934. In the 1934–35 season, Campbell played for four teams: the independent Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets, and the Saint John Peters, Moncton Hawks and Saint John Beavers of the Maritime Senior Hockey League. In 1935, Campbell moved to England and Campbell signed with the Richmond Hawks of the English National League (ENL) for the 1935–36 season. Campbell then moved to the Harringay Greyhounds in the 1936–37 season where he stayed for four seasons, helping them to win the ENL in 1937–38 and 1938–39. Whilst with the Greyhounds, Campbell was named as a winger to the All-star A Team of the ENL in 1940.

During World War II, Campbell worked in an aircraft factory. However, he continued to play ice hockey for a Sunday league team in Brighton.

After the War, Campbell briefly joined the Brighton Tigers in the autumn of 1946 before he returned to Harringay to join the Harringay Racers for the remainder of the 1946–47 season and earning his second nomination to the All-star A Team, although this time as a defender. Campbell stayed with the Racers for four seasons, being named to the All-star B Team in 1948 and helping them to win the ENL in 1948–49.

Campbell then joined the Earls Court Rangers in 1950 as player-coach, where he stayed until he retired from ice hockey in 1953 when he was 44 years old. Whilst with the Rangers, Campbell was again named to the All-star B Team, this time as coach in 1952.

Campbell returned to Winnipeg, where he died in 1971.


  • Named to the ENL All-star A-Team in 1940 and 1947.
  • Named to the ENL All-star B-Team in 1948.
  • Named as coach to the ENL All-star B-Team in 1952.
  • Inducted as the first honoured member of the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in December 1948.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1935–36 Richmond Hawks ENL  ??? 8 7 15 12
1936–37 Harringay Greyhounds ENL Statistics unavailable
1937–38 Harringay Greyhounds ENL Statistics unavailable
1938–39 Harringay Greyhounds ENL Statistics unavailable
1939–40 Harringay Greyhounds ENL  ??? 15 25 40 0
1946–47 Brighton Tigers ENL Statistics unavailable
1946–47 Harringay Racers ENL 36 14 38 52 18
1948–49 Harringay Racers ENL 42 14 35 49 34
1949–50 Harringay Racers ENL 60 17 23 40 18
1950–51 Earls Court Rangers ENL 60 15 23 38 18
1951–52 Earls Court Rangers ENL 7 1 2 3 0
1952–53 Earls Court Rangers ENL 31 0 5 6 2

Although Campbell's career statistics are incomplete, it is known that he scored 156 goals and 255 assists for 411 points from 545 games, taking 203 penalty minutes in the process.


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