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    1965 U.S.A. Hockey Team Signed Photograph & Tampere IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships Commemorative Medal Presented to Ken Yackel, Sr. Lot of 2 from The Ken Yackel Collection. 1) USA Hockey Team original photograph, from the 1965 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Tampere, Finland, is signed by nineteen in vintage blue ballpoint, including captain Herb Brooks (who was the head coach of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" team) and head coach Ken Yackel, both of whom are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Tape remnants on back but the image itself is clean and crisp. Approximately 7x9.25".

    2) Bronze commemorative medal from the 1965 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Tampere, Finland was presented to Ken Yackel. Text reads "Finish Ice Hockey Association" in both English and Swedish on the obverse and "Tampere 1965" on the reverse. Encased in Lucite, it measures three inches (3") in diameter and weighs two-hundred-sixty-five grams (265 g.).

    Letter of provenance from Ken Yackel, Jr. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


    More Information: The Ken Yackel Collection

    One of Minnesota’s greatest all-around athletes, Ken Yackel, Sr. was a three-sport high school star who went on to enjoy a long and distinguished career as both a player and coach.

    As a twenty-year-old defenseman and forward, he was a member of the U.S. National Hockey Team, which captured the silver medal at the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Games. As a collegian, he played a key role on two consecutive Minnesota Golden Gophers teams which reached the NCAA Final Four in 1953 and 1954, earning All-Tournament Team and All-American Team honors in the process.

    During his tenure with the Boston Bruins in the late 1950’s, Yackel became one of only two Americans to play in the NHL during the decade. In the early 1960’s, as player-coach of the Minneapolis Millers, he led his team to the IHL title and captured the Leo Lamoureux Memorial Trophy as the IHL's leading scorer.

    After he hung up his skates as a player, he coached the U.S. National Hockey Team at the 1965 World Hockey Championships in Tampere, Finland and the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the early 1970’s. In 1986, Ken Yackel, Sr. was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

    Displaying the same dogged work ethic and love for the sport as his Hall of Famer father, Ken Yackel, Jr. enjoyed success as both a collegiate and professional hockey player, and later, acclaim as a noted artist. A member of the 1976 Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Championship team, Yackel went on to play professionally in several leagues and later coach. His artwork, which specializes in bronze hockey sculptures and oil paintings, is displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    All of the items presented in this collection have been in the Yackel family since they were first issued to father and son, and each will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Ken Yackel, Jr.


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