Harvey Bennett Sr.

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Harvey Alexander Bennett Sr. (July 23, 1925 – November 21, 2004) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

Perhaps Bennett's most famous feat was surrendering Maurice Richard's goal that established scoring 50 goals in 50 games.[citation needed] This goal was scored for the Bruins' nemesis Montreal Canadiens on March 18, 1945.


He was born in Edington, Saskatchewan and married Diana Helen Sullivan (youngest of nine sisters). Of his six sons, Harvey Bennett Jr., Curt Bennett, and Bill Bennett all played in the NHL. John Bennett played in the WHA, and Jimmy Bennett was a 1977 draft pick of the Atlanta Flames who played professionally in the International Hockey League with the Muskegon Mohawks and also in the old Central Hockey League with the Birmingham Bulls.[1] His youngest son, Peter Bennett, drowned trying to save his pet dog.[citation needed]


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