Ken Wilson, born July 23, 1923, in Craik, Saskatchewan, was a minor hockey league General Manager and or owner for forty years. Twenty One years in the International Hockey League, five years in the Continental Hockey League and single seasons in the National Hockey League, Western Hockey League and, Eastern Hockey League. Wilson was known for having a keen eye for young talent as evidenced by his players winner 'Rookie Awards' a total of seven times.
Wilson played for the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mayfair Public School hockey team. In 1937, Mayfair won the J.D. McDonald Cup for Saskatoon public schools Hockey Championship, with Ken playing center and left wing.
In 1946, he moved from Trail, British Columbia to Fort Worth, Texas to work for the Rangers, a hockey team in the United States Hockey League (1945-51), owned by Eddie Shore.
In 1950, Wilson became the Manager of the brand new Hobart Arena, in Troy, Ohio. As Manager of the Hobart Arena, Wilson booked and promoted many of the leading acts of the 1950s, including, the first Ohio venue for Elvis Presley on November 24, 1956, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Nat King Cole, Tex Ritter, Sonja Henie, Victor Borge, Liberace, Guy Lombardo,