Donald F. Whiston
Donald F. Whiston
Team: Ice Hockey

Donald F. Whiston '51
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 1971

Donald F. Whiston '51 was the goalie when hockey was revived at Brown following World War II. Perhaps more than any other player, he was the backbone of the renaissance in Brown hockey, which was capped by the thrilling battle for the national championship against Michigan in the finals of the 1951 NCAA Tournament in Denver. A colorful goalie who liked to roam far out of his cage, the mild-mannered Whiston was a two-time All-Ivy choice. With Whiston in the cage, Brown won back-to-back Ivy League titles in 1950 and 1951. The Bruin netminder was voted the most valuable player in the NCAA tournament and was named to the All-American team in 1951. Whiston was goalie on the 1952 Olympic team that competed in the Paris games and later coached at Brown.