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|Born||October 4, 1871,|
Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
|Died||October 27, 1944,|
|Pro Career||1890 – 1905|
Weldon (Weldy) C. Young (October 4, 1871 - October 27, 1944) was an ice hockey player for the Ottawa Hockey Club, playing in its founding years in the 1880s and in the 1890s. He later became a member of the Dawson City Nuggets which played against Ottawa in the 1905 Stanley Cup challenge. He later became an investor in silver mining. His brother George Young was one of the original Ottawa players and the two played together for Ottawa from 1889–1891.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Young first played for Ottawa HC in 1890 and played for the team until 1899. He moved out west, finding work in Dawson, Yukon Territory during the Gold Rush. He was recruited by the Dawson City team which challenged Ottawa in the 1905 seaon, although he was unable to participate due to his duties as a federal civil servant during a federal election at the time. He also found work as a referee in the Temiskaming League after retiring as a player. When the National Hockey Association (NHA) was holding merger talks with the Canadian Hockey Association, Young was the representative of the Haileybury club, although the club was owned by Ambrose O'Brien.
References[edit | edit source]
- Kitchen, Paul (2008). Win, Tie or Wrangle. Manotick, Ontario: Penumbra Press. ISBN 9781897323465.
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