John Murray has died

John Murray, who was was the last surviving member of Britain’s 1948 Winter Olympic ice hockey team has died aged 94. This was the last time Britain took part in the Winter Olympics for Ice Hockey.  He captained the British squad on three occasions, and also served as a vice-president of the British Ice Hockey Association for many years.

John was considered to be a natural leader of men and during the war he was one of the youngest men to reach the rank of captain at just 21 years of age. He also went on to become a successful businessman, and was for 49 years the managing director of the Cornwall Garage Group, which at its height had 44 petrol stations England.

Murray made international debut for England in 1947 and made his last appearance on the international stage in 1962, at the age of 38. He was inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

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