Biography - Ken McKinnon

Born March 4, 1939
Toronto, Ontario
Inducted March 6, 2005

Born in Toronto, Ken will long be remembered for becoming the first Canadian recruited to play for the UNH Hockey team. His UNH career was from 1958 to 1962. He captained the Wildcats his senior season and still holds the UNH record for goals in a game with 6. He served as the President of the Wildcat Athletics Council from 2001-2003.

New Hampshire has been Ken's home since college. He taught and coached at Concord High for two years.

Ken was the founder and president of the Granite State Hockey League. He played forward for the Concord Shamrocks, Concord Coachmen, and the Eastern Olympics. He later played in the Capital City Hockey League for 12 years. Ken still competes in the Laconia Legends of Hockey League.

Ken is also highly regarded for his officiating. He became a member of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association in 1962 and he wore the stripes until he retired in 1991. He officiated nine NH High School State Championships, two NCAA Division II Championships, several other ECAC Tournaments and the Beanpot Tournament.

Ken is a member of the UNH Hall of Fame, the Capital City Hockey League Hall of Fame and the Lakes Region Legends Hall of Fame.

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