Jack Blatherwick, who worked closely with Herb Brooks on the 1980 Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic hockey team and was a longtime Minnesota high school coach, was named recipient of the 2019 Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States, the NHL announced Friday.
Blatherwick, 77, a sports physiologist who is considered one of hockey’s most innovative thinkers, will be honored on Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C., during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction celebration.
“I went online to look at the list of people who previously got it, and to be part of that list is unbelievable,” Blatherwick said. “It’s not difficult to feel humbled when you get to be part of that list.”
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