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Harold "Pee-Wee" Oliver - Born October 26, 1898 in Selkirk, Manitoba – Died June 16, 1985 in Selkirk, Manitoba was a Canadian ice Hockey right winger.

Oliver played both junior and senior Hockey with the Selkirk Fishermen. Oliver and the Fishermen (Winnipeg Selkirks) won the Manitoba Senior Hockey League in 1919 and challenged the Hamilton Tigers for the Allan Cup. Oliver scored a goal in the second game, but the Fishermen lost the two-game series on total goals, 7–6. He left Selkirk for a professional career in Calgary in 1920.

Oliver played one season with the Calgary Canadians of the independent Big-4 League in 1919–20 then moved to the Calgary Tigers and the new Western Canada Hockey League. Oliver quickly established himself as a star player in the WCHL, using his speed and shot to earn positions as a First-Team All-Star in both 1924 and 1925. He was a key member of the Tigers' team that won the 1923–24 WCHL championship, and lost to the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup.

When the WCHL collapsed in 1926, Oliver's rights were bought by the Boston Bruins, and he made his NHL debut on November 16, 1926 vs Montreal Canadiens at Boston Arena in a 4-1 Boston win,

Oliver scored his 1st NHL goal vs Alec Connell of the Ottawa Senators at 5:36 of the 2nd period on November 30, 1926 at Boston Arena in a 2-1 Ottawa win.

Oliver starred on a line with Bill Carson and Percy Galbraith, and he led the Bruins in scoring each of his first three seasons with the team. He became the first Bruins player to score four goals in a game when he did it in a 6-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 11, 1927.

In the 1929 Stanley Cup finals vs New York Rangers, Oliver scored 1 goal and assisted on the Stanley Cup winning goal for Boston. This was the 1st Stanley Cup for Boston and the 1st time 2 American teams competed in the finals.

Oliver became the 1st Boston Bruin to score a playoff overtime goal when he notched the winner on March 20, 1930 vs the Montreal Maroons in the first game (3rd OT period) of the semi-finals, which Boston went on to win the series in 4 games and reach the 1930 Stanley Cup finals, losing to the Canadiens.

Oliver remained with Boston for eight years, helping them win the Prince of Wales Trophy as NHL American Division regular season champions 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933.

The Bruins sold his rights to the New York Americans in November 1934, and Oliver completed his career with three seasons in New York.

Oliver played 463 regular season NHL games, scoring 127 goals (31 GWG / 1 OTG), 85 assists and 35 NHL playoff games, scoring 10 goals (1 GWG / 1 OTG), 6 assists.

Harry Oliver is an honoured member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, inducted in 1967.

Harry Oliver was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967.

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