William "Lady" Taylor

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William Taylor
William Taylor, Brantford Lacrosse.jpg
Taylor with a Brantford lacrosse team in 1904.
Born (1880-05-15)May 15, 1880
Paris, Ontario, Canada
Died April 24, 1942(1942-04-24) (aged 61)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Position Center
Rover
Played for Brantford Hockey Club
Paris Hockey Club
Canadian Soo Algonquins
Michigan Soo Indians
Brantford Indians
St. Catharines Pros
Berlin Dutchmen
Cobalt Silver Kings
Pittsburgh Athletic Club
Portage Plains Cities
New Liskeard
Playing career 1901–1911
Taylor with the Canadian Soo Algonquins.

William "Lady, Billy" Taylor (May 15, 1880 – April 24, 1942) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 96 games in various professional and amateur leagues, including the International Professional Hockey League. He was born in Paris, Ontario.

Career[edit]

Amongst the teams Taylor played with were the Canadian Soo Algonquins and the Michigan Soo Indians of the IPHL.[1] Taylor also represented the Brantford Indians, St. Catharines Pros and Berlin Dutchmen of the Ontario Professional Hockey League. Prior to his exploits in professional ice hockey Taylor played with Brantford and Paris clubs in the Ontario Hockey Association. He was also a lacrosse player.

In the 1906–07 IPHL season Taylor led the league with 46 goals and 64 points in 24 games. In the three year history of the IPHL only Lorne Campbell of the Pittsburgh Professionals scored more goals than Taylor, with 108 and 99 goals respectively, but in 15 more games played.

In the 1908 OPHL season Taylor scored 28 goals in 12 games for the Brantford Indians which placed him second in the league only behind Newsy Lalonde of the Toronto Professionals who scored 32 goals in 9 games.

Military duty[edit]

After his ice hockey career had ended Taylor enlisted with the Black Watch Regiment in Montreal and served with the 42nd Battalion during World War I in England and France between 1915–1917.[2] He returned wounded to Canada with both a bullet and shrapnel in his body, and also had a silver plate inserted in his skull.

Statistics[edit]

Fit-Ref = Fit-Reform Trophy, SPHL = Saskatchewan Professional Hockey League, EOPHL = Eastern Ontario Professional Hockey League, NOHL = New Ontario Hockey League

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1904–05 Canadian Soo Algonquins IPHL 24 35 0 35 21
1905–06 Canadian Soo Algonquins IPHL 10 13 0 13 22
Michigan Soo Indians IPHL 4 5 0 5 12
1906–07 Canadian Soo Algonquins IPHL 24 46 18 64 50
Cobalt Silver Kings TPHL 3 7 0 7 3
1907–08 Portage Plains Cities Fit-Ref 1 0 0 0 0
1908 Brantford Indians OPHL 12 28 0 28 12
1908–09 Pittsburgh Athletic Club WPHL 2 1 0 1 0
New Liskeard TPHL 7 2 0 2 0
Regina Shamrocks SPHL 1 1 0 1 0
1909 St. Catharines Pros OPHL 1 0 0 0 0
Berlin Dutchmen OPHL 2 4 0 4 7
1909–10
1910–11 Port Arthur Athletics EOPHL 1 0 0 0 0
Port Arthur Thunder Bays NOHL 5 4 0 4 3
IPHL totals 62 99 18 117 105
OPHL totals 15 32 0 32 19

Statistics per Society for International Hockey Research at sihrhockey.org

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