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Bill Folk (born - July 11, 1927 in Regina, Saskatchewan) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 12 games in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings in the 1951-52 and 1952-53 seasons, scoring no points.

He played junior hockey with his hometown Regina Abbotts and Regina Capitals from 1944-47.

After playing a year (1947–48) with the Boston Olympics, Folk joined the Detroit Red Wings system. He played for the Omaha Knights and the Edmonton Flyers along with two callups to the big club. He played until 1961 in the American and Western Hockey Leagues.

On October 14, 1961, Folk suffered a heart attack while playing with the Spokane Comets against the San Francisco Seals. He spent nearly three full seasons recovering. In 1964 Folk joined the senior Regina Capitals for a succesful two year comeback. Folk retired in 1966.

He was head coach of the Junior "A" Regina Silver Foxes of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 1971-72.

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