April 12, 1922|
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
|Died||May 1, 1995(aged 73)|
Ross graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1940 and joined the Navy. He played for the naval ice hockey team during World War II. After the war, Ross returned to Minnesota and continued to play in amateur hockey leagues for several years before matriculating to the University of Minnesota.
Ross was a two-year starter for Minnesota, playing in 32 games from 1950 to 1952 and was an AHCA First Team All-American in 1950–51. After graduating, Ross became the head coach at International Falls High School in 1954 and remained with the team for 31 years. In that time Ross led the team to 13 state tournaments, winning 6 Minnesota State Championships. During his tenure the team compiled a 566–169–21 record (.763) and went undefeated for three consecutive seasons from 1964 through 1966. Ross coached 12 players who reached the NHL and 8 olympians. Towards the end of his coaching career, Ross became a scout for the Hartford Whalers and wrote a book titled "Hockey for Everyone".
He was named as the Coach of the Year in 1983 by the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association and, in his final season with International Falls, he received the National High School Special Sports award. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 and received the John Mariucci College Award the same year. Upon his retirement in 1985, his Minnesota classmate Bob Johnson summed up his career: "He made a 100% commitment to his job and the sport of hockey."
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honors
|AHCA First Team All-American||1950–51|||
|US Hockey Hall of Fame||1988|
|Minnesota Athletic Hall of Fame||2013|
- "Larry Ross picked for Minnesota Hall of Fame". Duluth News Tribune. May 24, 2013. https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports/2448025-larry-ross-picked-minnesota-hall-fame. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
- "LAWRENCE "LARRY" ROSS 1922-1995". United States Hockey Hall of Fame. https://www.ushockeyhall.com/page/show/3003265-lawrence-larry-ross-1922-1995-. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
- "1950-1951 All-American Team". The American Hockey Coaches Association. http://ahcahockey.com/allamer/1951.php. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|