Stanley Russell Kingman
Team: Ice Hockey

Stanley Russell Kingman '56
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 1974

Stanley Russell Kingman '56, one of the finest rushing defensemen in Brown's hockey history, was awarded the Walter Brown Bowl in 1956 as the most valuable player in New England. The 6-0, 185-pounder averaged better than 48 minutes a game ice time that year and scored the unusually high total (for a defenseman) of 20 points on eight goals and 12 assists. Kingman had won All-East, All-New England, and second team All-Ivy honors as a junior, but the graduate of Belmont (MA) Hill School really hit the jackpot in his senior season: top defenseman in the Ivy League, top vote recipient on All-East team, selection as top defenseman in the East, and selection to the consensus All-American team. Jim Fullerton, Brown's coach in 1956, described Kingman as a hockey player who could "make things happen on the ice" and added: "Russ was a coach's player - clean living, clean playing, a good student, and an inspiration to young players and to his own teammates." In the opening game of the Boston Area Christmas Tourney of 1956, Kingman centered the first line and doubled on defense for an injury plagued Brown squad, playing 58 ½ minutes of the 60-minute game with only one turn off the ice. In his last home appearance at Rhode Island Auditorium, Russ Kingman helped defeat Providence College, 7-2, by assisting Capt. Pete Tutless on three second period goals within the span of one minute and 52 seconds. Kingman played for the United States National Team in 1957 before serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy for three years. He's currently vice-president and investment officer at Cape Cod Bank & Trust Co., Harwichport, MA.