Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Olympic hockey player deserves recognition

We have been following the saga regarding Jim Sedin, the 1952 Olympian whose name has been left off the Olympic memorial plaque in Ketchum's town square.

After reading Ginger Harris' and Lynn and Rick Flickinger's letters to the editor, we decided to research on our own Jim Sedin's accomplishments. We were astounded to discover that he indeed scored the tying goal against Canada with only three minutes to play in the 1952 Olympics, resulting in a silver medal. We can hardly believe that with such an accomplishment he would not be included on the memorial.

Beyond his Olympic accomplishments, it should be noted that Jim also coaches hockey in the valley and continues to play in leagues at age 81. As a longtime member of our community, he continuously gives back in many ways.

With such a local hero living among us, we still are so confused as to how his name was missed initially and why the city of Ketchum has neglected to rectify the situation. If adding his name to the memorial is simply a monitory issue, we would be happy to send a check. Please just let us know where to send the money.

Matt and Cathy Wellner


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