Thomas Westwick

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Thomas Westwick
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Westwick prior to 1907.
Born(1887-06-28)June 28, 1887
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
DiedDecember 15, 1963(1963-12-15) (aged 76)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Position Right Wing
Played for Ottawa Senators
Quebec Bulldogs
Pittsburgh Duquesne (WPHL)
Playing career early 1900s1914

Thomas Frederick "Tom" Westwick (June 28, 1887 – December 15, 1963) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played five professional seasons for the Ottawa Senators and the Quebec Bulldogs from 1909 until 1916. His brother Harry was also a professional ice hockey player.

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Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

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Playing career

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Westwick first played senior-level hockey with the Ottawa Hockey Club in 1906–07, although he only started in one game. In 1907–08, he played for the Ottawa Emmetts of the Ottawa City Hockey League. The following season he turned professional, playing for the Pittsburgh Duquesne of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL). He was out of professional hockey until 1912–13 when he returned to Ottawa to play for the Senators. He switched to the Bulldogs for the 1913–14 season and played two seasons with Quebec before retiring. He died on December 15, 1963. [1] [2] [3]

The Ottawa City Hockey League (OCHL) was an amateur ice hockey league with junior, intermediate and senior level men's teams in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 1890 by the local Ottawa Hockey Association, the OCHL was created to organize play within the city of Ottawa. It is considered the second ice hockey league to form in Canada.

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