The five Meredith Brothers, Dick, Bob, Merv, Wayne and John all grew up skating at Linden Hill Park, played high school hockey for Southwest where all competed in the State High School Tourney, and all played for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. A tremendous hockey story all by itself, but even more compelling when considering that the oldest brothers were already skating at the Linden Hills rink in the mid 1940's and the youngest brother, John, played his senior season for the Gophers in 1979-80.
The four older brothers had all skated for Southwest in the State Tourney and Dick had played for the USA in the 1956 Olympics before John was even born. Regardless of the decades that separate the older Meredith brothers from the youngest John, their hockey origins are almost identical. The Meredith’s live one block from Linden Hills Park. They went to the park directly from school then home for dinner and back to the park to skate till the lights were shut off. Weekends were spent entirely at Linden Hills often starting at 8:00 a.m. before the warming house was open. Their routine holds true for the Meredith boys whether it was 1946 or 1971.
Minneapolis Hockey Congratulates the Meredith family on their entry into the Minneapolis Hockey Hall of Fame. To read more about Minneapolis Hockey's amazing history, visit the Hall of Fame by CLICKING HERE.
The Meredith's - Dick, Bob, Merv, Wayne, John
Dick Meredith - 1956 Silver Medal, 1960 Gold Medal
Wayne Meredith - 1964 USA Olympic Team
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