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Don Head

Full name: Donald Charles "Don" Head
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: June 30, 1933 in Mt. Dennis, York, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Windsor Bulldogs, Windsor (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

Donald “Don” Head began his long career as an ice hockey goalie in the B and Junior levels of the Ontario Hockey League. From 1950 through 1953 he played with the Weston Dukes, although in the middle he took a season with the Toronto Marlboros. He began his tenure at the senior level by skating with the Stratford Indians for three years, and then spent the next four seasons sandwiching a 106 game-term with the Chatham Maroons between 127 matches with the Windsor Bulldogs. In 1960 he was invited to join the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen as they represented Canada in ice hockey at the 1960 Winter Olympics. At the tournament he minded the net for six games and took home a silver medal. Upon his return he was recruited by the Portland Buckaroos of the World Hockey League and won the league’s Rookie of the Year Award in 1961. He also took the Leading Goaltender Award, after his team won the Lester Cup, the WHL’s annual championship trophy, an award that he would win again in 1963 and 1966.

Head played only five games with the Buckeroos in the 1961-1962 season because he had been offered a contract by the National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins. He found little success in the NHL and returned to Portland full time in 1962, earning one more Lester Cup in 1965 and staying the team until 1967. That year was his first of four with the Seattle Totems, the previous year’s Lester Cup winners, and they continued their streak in 1968, earning Head his third WHL championship. He returned to the Portland Buckeroos for one game during the 1971-1972 season, but had otherwise retired from active play, although he was registered with the team in 1974. In 1993 he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and continues to reside in Portland.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM S S%
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Standings 2 1960-02-19 0 0 0 136 92.5%
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Round Match #3 1 1960-02-22 CAN 12, GER 0 0 0 0 18 100.0%
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Round Match #6 1 1960-02-24 CAN 4, TCH 0 0 0 0 38 100.0%
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Round Match #8 2 1960-02-25 USA 2, CAN 1 0 0 0 25 92.6%
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Round Match #12 1 1960-02-27 CAN 6, SWE 5 0 0 0 33 84.6%
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Round Match #15 1 1960-02-28 CAN 8, URS 5 0 0 0 12 85.7%
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Canada CAN Group A Match #2 1 1960-02-20 CAN 19, JPN 1 0 0 0 10 90.9%
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