Claude Wilson (ice hockey)

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Claude Wilson
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Wilson in the 1913–14 Blueshirts team photo
Born (1893-03-04)March 4, 1893
Whitby, ON, CAN
Died May 16, 1976(1976-05-16) (aged 83)
Position Goaltender
Played for Toronto Blueshirts (NHA)
Playing career 1907–1916

Claude Wilson (March 4, 1893 - May 16, 1976[1][2]) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, spending majority of his career as the backup goaltender for the Toronto Blueshirts.[3] He was from Oshawa, Ontario;[4] in the 1914 NHA season, Wilson played three games in injury relief for regular goaltender Harry Happy Holmes,[5] including the first game[6] of the Stanley Cup finals against the Victoria Aristocrats of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. Wilson was included in the 1914 team picture with rest of the Stanley Cup championship team, however he was subsequently released from the Blueshirts the following season,[7] he later returned; signing a contract to play with the Blueshirts on October 26, 1914;[8] and played for three games in the 1915–16 season[4] as the backup netminder to Percy LeSueur.[9]

In late December 1916, Wilson, still under contract with the Blueshirts, was suspended by Toronto owner Eddie Livingstone when he "mysteriously disappeared" before a game against the Montreal Canadiens,[10][11] until he relayed to the club he was in his hometown of Oshawa. His absence caused Billy Nicholson, the backup to play in the first two games, for this incident, Wilson was subsequently fined $100 and ordered back to Toronto by the hockey club.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T/OTL MIN GA GAA SV% SO
1907–08 Edmonton Pros APHL 10 7 2 1 565 51 5.42 1
1913–14 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 3 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
NHA totals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hockey deaths - May 1976
  2. ^ "Wilson, Claude (Died on 16 May 1976)". Oshawa Public Libraries Heritage Collections. 
  3. ^ Holzman, Morley; Nieforth, Joseph (2003). Decepteions and Doublecross. Toronto, Ontario: Dundurn. ISBN 1550024132. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Nieforth, Joseph. "Cully Wilson Did Not Play For Toronto in 1915–16". Retrieved 3 March 2013. Archived at the Wayback Machine (archived January 5, 2009)
  5. ^ Society for International Hockey Research Database
  6. ^ "The Toronto Team More Than Double Score On Victorias" (Page 8). The Toronto World. March 16, 1914. 
  7. ^ "Expect To Form Eastern League". The Toronto World. November 24, 1915. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Twenty Five Years Ago". The Montreal Gazette. October 29, 1939. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "First Practices For Clubs - Surprises Are The Order". The Toronto World. December 7, 1915. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Two Players Sign With Senior Club". The Toronto World. December 29, 1916. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Blueshirts Downed "Bull Dogs" After Exciting An Contest". The Montreal Daily Mail. December 30, 1916. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Searchlist". The Morning Leader. January 4, 1917. Retrieved 3 March 2013.