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Tom Pollock

Full name: Thomas Allen "Tom" Pollock
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: August 1, 1925 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Died: August 17, 1994 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Edmonton Mercurys, Edmonton (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Defenseman Thomas “Tom” Pollock began his ice career with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in 1942, despite having been born in Alberta. He switched provinces again the following season and played two years in the Junior Ontario Hockey League, first with the St. Catherine’s Falcons, and then with the Galt Red Wings. He moved up to the senior league in two seasons with the Owen Sound Mohawks , during which time he played five games with the San Francisco Shamrocks of the Pacific Coast Hockey League in its final incarnation. He suited up with the Owen Sound Mercurys for the next two years and began the 1949-1950 season in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League for five games with the Regina Caps. He then joined his final regular team, the Melville Millionaires of Saskatchewan, from which he was recruited to play with the Edmonton Mercurys as they represented Canada at the 1952 Winter Olympics At the tournament, he played in eight games, scored in two goals, and took home one of the last gold medals that Canada would see in the sport for the next fifty years. He returned to the Millionaires for two more seasons and retired in 1954. He remained a private person after this and was killed by a stroke in 1994, the first member of the team to die. As a member of his Olympic team, he was inducted into the Alberta Sport Hall of Fame Museum in 1968.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Canada CAN 1 Gold

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Final Standings 1 1952-02-15 2 1 6
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #4 1 1952-02-15 CAN 15, GER 1 0 0 0
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #11 1 1952-02-17 CAN 13, FIN 3 1 0 0
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #14 1 1952-02-18 CAN 11, POL 0 0 0 2
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #17 1 1952-02-19 CAN 4, TCH 1 0 1 2
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #22 1 1952-02-21 CAN 11, SUI 2 0 0 0
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #28 1 1952-02-22 CAN 3, SWE 2 0 0 0
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #30 1 1952-02-23 CAN 11, NOR 2 1 0 2
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ice Hockey Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #36 1T 1952-02-24 USA 3, CAN 3 0 0 0
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