Fred Doherty

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Fred Doherty
Fred-Doherty.jpg
Doherty with the Galt Professionals in 1911.
Born (1887-06-17)June 17, 1887
Westwood, ON, CAN
Died February 12, 1961(1961-02-12) (aged 73)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Right winger
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Ontarios
Toronto Blueshirts
Montreal Wanderers
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1908–1919

Frederick "Doc" Doherty (June 17, 1887 – February 12, 1961) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Doherty played hockey for several professional ice hockey teams from 1908 until 1916, including a stint with the Toronto Ontarios in the National Hockey Association (NHA). He also played in the Maritime Professional Hockey League and the Ontario Professional Hockey League. After returning from World War I duty, he played one game in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens to end his career. He played on several league champions, leading to play in several Stanley Cup championships, but was not a member of a Stanley Cup-winning team.

Personal information[edit]

Doherty was born in Westwood, Ontario, in 1887 to John and Ellen (O'Grady) Doherty.[1][2]

Doherty married Rose Anna Sirois in 1915.[3] He died in Montreal in 1961, survived by his wife, a brother and two sisters.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Doherty became a professional in the 1908–09 season, appearing in seven games with the Guelph Royals and ten games with the Galt Pros, both of the Ontario Professional Hockey League. He continued to play with Galt through the 1910–11 season. In January 1910, Galt traveled to Ottawa to play the Senators in a two-game, total-goal Stanley Cup challenge series, losing by an aggregate score of 15–4. Doherty appeared in both games, scoring a goal in game one. On March 13, 1911, the Pros returned to Ottawa for a one-game challenge match. The Senators prevailed 7–4. Doherty again scored one of Galt's goals.

Doherty also spent parts of the 1910–11 season with Belleville of the Eastern Ontario Professional Hockey League and the Renfrew Creamery Kings of the National Hockey Association. In 1911–12, he played in the Maritime Professional Hockey League with the Moncton Victorias, whose roster was made up largely of Galt players. In March 1912, this team played a two-game Stanley Cup series with Quebec, losing by a combined score of 17–3. Doherty did not score in either match.

He split 1912–13 between Moncton, the Halifax Crescents and the Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA. In 1913–14 he was with the Toronto Ontarios, followed by single games in each of the next two NHA campaigns, with Quebec and the Montreal Wanderers respectively. His final professional game was with the Canadiens, in 1918–19.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1908–09 Guelph Royals OPHL 7 6 0 6 6
1908–09 Galt Professionals OPHL 10 10 0 10 24
1909–10 Galt Professionals OPHL 20 25 0 25 44 2 1 0 1 6
1910–11 Renfrew Creamery Kings NHA 1 0 0 0 0
1910–11 Galt Professionals OPHL 13 4 0 4 4 3 0 3
1911–12 Moncton Victorias MPHL 16 16 0 16 31 2 0 0 0 2
1912–13 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 1 0 0 0 0
1912–13 Moncton Victorias MPHL 12 12 0 12 14
1912–13 Halifax Crescents MPHL 1 0 0 0 0
1913–14 Toronto Ontarios NHA 19 9 5 14 20
1914–15 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 1 0 0 0 0
1915–16 Montreal Wanderers NHA 1 0 0 0 0
1918–19 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterborough County birth records list him as Frederick Doherty, born June 17, 1887. The name Wilfrid Patrick Doherty and birthdate of August 15, 1887, appear to have been taken erroneously from First World War attestation papers. On August 7, 1916, an unmarried clerk from Toronto named Wilfred Patrick Doherty, born August 15, 1897, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, listing his father, Michael P. Doherty, as next of kin. The hockey player was by that time married and was the son of Westwood hotelkeeper John Doherty.
  2. ^ Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913
  3. ^ Maine, Marriage Records, 1705-1922
  4. ^ "Frederick Doherty.", The Norwood Register, February 15, 1961