Doug Davidson

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Hamilton Tigers celebrate a Mann Cup triumph in 1948.

Percy Douglas Davidson
Born: May 3, 1927
Died: June 20, 2014 (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)

Doug Davidson won a Mann Cup lacrosse championship with the Hamilton (Ont.) Tigers in 1948.

Davidson played 10 seasons in the Ontario Lacrosse Association, averaging better than a goal per game early in his career.

ImageIn 1945, the rookie led the Burlington-Hamilton Combines by scoring 31 goals in 21 games. He also had 12 assists to finish ninth in league scoring.

In the Tigers’ championship season, he scored 24 goals in 26 games in the regular season, added 11 goals in 11 playoff games, then scored twice more in three games against Cornwall as Hamilton claimed the Eastern Canadian title.

The best-of-five Mann Cup championship went to a fifth game, won by Hamilton thanks to the brilliant goaltending of Doug Favell. Davidson was limited to a single assist in four games against the New Westminster (B.C.) Adanacs.

Davidson’s final season with the Tigers came in 1954, when he managed four goals and four assists in eight games.

Away from the arena, Davidson worked for Union Gas, for whom he was Halton regional manager. He was also a past president of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

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