February 3, at 96-th year of life died a famous hockey coach Jack Riley (John P. Riley, Jr.), under whose guidance the U.S. team for the first time became the Olympic champion, reports the Boston Globe.
He never played in the NHL and coached team strongest League in the world.
Jack Riley in the years 1947-49 played for the USA national team. In 1949 as player-coach became the world champion.
In 1950-86 he led an army hockey team, and in 1959-60, the national team of the USA with which became the champion at the 1960 Olympic games.