St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

Bio

Birth:   April 1, 1953 in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
Home:   Moved to Maxville, Ontario, Canada at 2 years of age.  While his family was active in playing sports, John was the first to play hockey. 
Youth Hockey:     1960 - 1967, began playing hockey for Maxville Youth Hockey
                            1967 - 1970, played 3 Years of Junior B Hockey for Maxville Highlanders
                            1970 - 1973, played 3 years at Major Junior A level for the Cornwall Royals, in QMJHL
                            1972 – Won The Memorial Cup with Cornwall Royals
Professional Hockey:   Drafted by St. Louis Blues in 1973
Played 10 years of professional hockey with St.Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Rockies and New Jersey Devils.
Played one year with the Nijmegan Vissers in the Netherlands
Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Finals team in 1976/1977 and  1977/1978 seasons
Coaching:        High School level:   Francis Howell and Country Day
                        Youth Level:  Team Quebec and STL, founding member of original STL program
                        Junior Level:  Assistant Coach, St. Louis Blues Junior B  
                          Head Coach, St. Louis Sting
                        Minor Professional:  Missouri River Otters, Interim Head Coach
Instructor:       USA Coaching Clinics, STL Hockey Camp, John Wensink Hockey Camp and
                        St. Louis Blues Alumni Hockey Camps.

John retired from the NHL in 1983 and moved to St. Charles, Missouri with his family.  He ran a successful remodeling business until 2005.  Besides hockey, John’s interests include hunting, horses and the outdoors in general.  He currently lives in Fredericktown, Missouri with his wife, Rhonda.  His children, daughters Jaclyn and Katelyn, son-in-law Brian and grandchildren, Jack, Taylor and Jonas reside in St. Charles.  Hockey always has been and continues to be a large part of all of their lives.

John continues to be active in hockey with the St. Louis Blues Alumni, the St. Louis Blues AAA, Quebec International Tournament teams and The Grey Team in the Chesterfield adult league.  He operates an annual  hockey school in his hometown of Maxville, Ontario, to foster the youth program and help develop players to reach their potential.