Thomas Pollock

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Tom Pollock
Born(1925-08-01)August 1, 1925
McConnell, Manitoba, Canada
Died August 17, 1994(1994-08-17) (aged 69)
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Position Defenseman
Played for Edmonton Mercurys
National teamFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
Playing career 19421960

Thomas Allen Pollock (August 1, 1925 August 17, 1994) was a Canadian ice hockey player. He was a member of the Edmonton Mercurys that won a gold medal at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. [1] Pollock died of a stroke in 1994; he was the first member of the 1952 Olympic team to die. [2] [3]

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  1. "Thomas Pollock Olympic medals and stats". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  2. "Pollock, Thomas", Society for International Hockey Research Database, accessed 1 Aug 2015
  3. "Stroke claims medallist", Edmonton Journal, August 20, 1994.