Former Australian Olympian Basil Hansen passed away on 2nd January. He was 88 years old.
Hansen started his playing career in Melbourne at the St Moritz ice rink where he played for the Monarchs and represented his state of Victoria in the Goodall Cup final three times. He took part in the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, USA, with the Australian national ice hockey team scoring one goal in the four games he played.
After ending his career in 1962 he turned to coaching and was the patron of Ice Hockey Victoria. He was awarded life membership by the Monarchs Ice Hockey Clubs, Ice Hockey Victoria and Ice Hockey Australia.