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Dolly Dolson
Dolly Dolson
Number: 1
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160
Catches: Left
Born: May 23, 1897
Birthplace: Hespeler, ON, Canada
Acquired: Claimed by Detroit from Stratford (Can-Pro) in inter-league draft on May 12, 1928.
Goalie Clarence "Dolly" Dolson spent parts of three years with the Detroit Cougars/Falcons in the 20s and 30s. He was a also a proficient minor pro and senior player in a relatively short career.

Born in Hespeler, Ontario, Dolson was a standout with the senior Stratford Indians for three years then stayed in the city to play for the Nationals in the Can-Pro League. After leading the Can-Pro circuit with 25 wins and helping the Nationals win the league crown, Dolson moved up to the NHL.

The talented netminder played all 44 games for the Cougars in 1928-29 and posted a 19-16-9 record in the regular season and an 0-2 mark in the playoffs. The next year he saw most of his game action with the London Panthers of the IAHL then won 16 games for the renamed Falcons in 1930-31. Dolson then spent two years as a back up on the IAHL's Cleveland Indians before retiring in 1933.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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