Adolph Tambellini is a retired Canadian amateur ice hockey player. He played junior hockey with the Lethbridge Native Sons, pro hockey with the Calgary Stampeders and Seattle Totems, and senior hockey with the Trail Smoke Eaters. Internationally, Tambellini was a member of the gold-medal-winning Smoke Eaters team that won the 1961 World Ice Hockey Championships – the last amateur team from Canada to do so.[1] His son, Steve Tambellini, played in the National Hockey League (NHL) and later became an executive for the Vancouver Canucks and general manager for the Edmonton Oilers. His grandson, Jeff Tambellini, also became a player in the NHL.


  1. "Tambellinis share special game", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2009-11-02. Retrieved on 2010-12-09. 

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