Doug Anderson (ice hockey)

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Doug Anderson
Born (1927-10-20)October 20, 1927
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Died January 8, 1998(1998-01-08) (aged 70)
Victoria, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 157 lb (71 kg; 11 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1947–1963

Douglas MacLean "Andy" Anderson[1] (October 20, 1927 – January 8, 1998) was a professional ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League (NHL) for two playoff games. Also played with the 1947-48 Edmonton Flyers teams that won the 1948 Allen Cup Championships.

Playing career[edit]

Played with the 1947-48 Edmonton Flyers teams that won the 1948 Allen Cup Championships. In the tournament leading up to the final, played in Calgary, the Flyers played in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Out of 24 games played, the Flyer’s record was 19 wins, four losses and one draw. This was a vital moment in Western Canada hockey history that helped create the foundation for Alberta’s rich hockey tradition. The Flyer’s thrilling victory over the Ottawa Senators energized the entire city and their victory parade attracted more than 60,000 people, half the population of Edmonton in 1948. The national title was only the third national hockey title ever won by an Alberta team.[2]

Doug Anderson played two playoff games for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League during the 1953 playoffs. He scored no points and had no penalty minutes during those two games. He qualified to be engraved on the Stanley Cup, but his name was left off, since he did not play regularly with Montreal. He spent most of his career playing for the Victoria Cougars of the WHL. He retired from hockey after the 1962–63 WHL season.

Inducted with the rest of the 1947-48 Edmonton Flyers Hockey team to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Doug Anderson, who had married Barbara Gayle Webster in 1953, devoted the rest of his life to raising his three children and spending time with his family. Doug died on January 8, 1998. Due to his commitment to athletes getting a good education, a memorial bursary was set up in his name and memory at the University of Victoria. His death date was confirmed with a newspaper obituary in Victoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full name was found in obituary Edmonton Journal Jan.9, 1998 page B4.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Flyers 1947 - 1948". Retrieved 2017-04-17. 

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