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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on November 20th, 2017

Clarence "Dolly" Dolson - Born May 23, 1897 in Hespeler, Ontario - Died August 19, 1978 was is a professional ice Hockey goaltender.

Dolson played his junior Hockey with the Galt Garrison, and then after the Great War W1, played with the Galt Terriers from 1919 to 1923, playing in the historic Galt Arena Gardens.

Dolson then moved into the OHA-Senior league, playing for the Stratford Indians starting in the 1923-24 season, where he would go 9-2-1 in 12 games, then 3-1 in four playoff games. With the Indians in the 1924-25 season, Dolson played in 20 games and finished with a 12-8-0 record, then posted a 1-1 record in two playoff games. Dolson played 1 more season with the Indians, but left his mark, as he led the OHA Sr league in wins (9), GAA (2,30) and shutouts (2) with the Stratford Indians, 1923-24 ... Led the OHA Sr shutouts (2) with the Stratford Indians in 1924-25.

Dolson turned pro with the Canadian Professional Hockey League / Can-Pro Stratford Nationals in 1926, playing 2 seasons there, and led the Can-Pro in wins (24), shutouts (11), GAA (1,24), playoffs GAA (0,60), playoffs wins (4) and playoffs shutouts (2) with the Stratford Nationals, leading them to the league championship in 1928.

Dolson was claimed by the Detroit Cougars in the Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1928 and played in 44 games (led the NHL in games played) for the Cougars, posting a 19-16-9 record with 10 shutouts and a 1.37 GAA (still a Cougars/Falcons/Red Wings record), then went 0-2 in the playoffs. The 1929-30 season had Dolson only play five games with Detroit (0-4-1) before being sent to the International American League's London Panthers, where he would play 31 games. The Cougars would change their name to the Falcons and Dolson would be back up with the team in the 1930-31 season, playing in 44 games and posted a 16-21-7 record.

Dolson then spent two years as a back up on the IAHL's Cleveland Indians before retiring in 1933.


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