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Wilf Cude

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jersey no 17,18
born 4-Jul-1910 Barry, Wales
height 5'9"
weight 150
died 5-May-1968
Acquired : • 18-Oct-1930 - Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated
Lost : • 27-Sep-1931 - Signed as a utility back-up goaltender by NHL for 1931-32 season after Philadelphia franchise suspended operations
• 19-Oct-1933 - Traded to Montreal by Philadelphia for cash, October 19, 1933.

Most sources say Cude was born in Barry, Wales on July 4, 1910 … A Cude family website made a good case for July 4, 1906. It says Cude changed the year to 1910 when he entered the NHL. Why he would want to appear four years younger than his actual age of 24 was not mentioned … One of two Quakers not born in Canada (Cliff Barton of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan was the other) … Learned to play hockey in Winnipeg - The case for a 1906 birth year becomes stronger in light of Cude’s 1924 starting date with the St. Vital Saints of the Winnipeg Junior Hockey League. He played for the Saints from 1924-25 through 1926-27, producing GAAs of 2.76, 1.22, and 1.15 over the course of 25 games. … Cude played for the Winnipeg Wellingtons of the Winnipeg Intermediate Hockey League in 1927-28. … Played goal in 20 games for the 1929-30 Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Senior Amateur Hockey Association (1.86 GAA, 13-6-1 record) … First played for the Quakers in the December 16, 1930 game versus the New York Americans, substituting for Joe Miller midway through a 3-0 defeat … Cude’s goaltending frequently earned high praise not only from Philadelphia scribes but out-of-town writers as well … Donald Cowie of the Toronto Globe wrote that Cude “looks like the find of the season” after watching Cude perform gallantly in a 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs … After Cude held the Bruins to a 3-3 tie in Boston January 27, Arthur Siegel of the Boston Herald wrote that it was a case of Cude “picking pucks out of the air” and “gauging the shot with what almost amounted to sheer wizardry” … Cude even received frequent ovations from fans at enemy rinks during his rookie season .. In the second period of the final Quakers game, a shot from the stick of Canadiens star Howie Morenz struck Cude on the chin, opening a four-inch gash … Play was halted and four minutes added onto the third period after the unconscious Cude was carried from the ice … After he received eight stitches, Cude came to and insisted on returning to the game, declaring, “If I don’t go out there now I will be puck shy for the rest of my life. Give me my stick.” (Montreal Star) … After another collapse, Cude returned to finish the game, holding Montreal to a 4-4 tie … A later claim that Hugh McCormick, a goalie turned sportswriter, substituted for Cude is unequivocally negated by reports in Montreal and Toronto newspapers … The Associated Press said McCormick “stepped into a breach” by leaving his typewriter to relieve Cude but gave no further details … Later in the same story, the AP said Cude “returned to action for the third period” … McCormick did offer to play, but no 1931 account specifically says he entered the game … Cude was signed as utility back-up goalie for NHL for 1931-32 after Quaker franchise was suspended, playing mostly for the CAHL Boston Cubs … Returned to Philadelphia in 1932-33 to play for the Arrows … Bill Hutton was the only other Quaker to skate for the Arrows (in 1929-30) … Cude last played in NHL or minors with the 1940-41 Montreal Canadiens (4.33 GAA, 2-1 record)… Never played for a Stanley Cup winner, but played for Detroit and the Montreal Canadiens in 19 playoff games, achieving a 2.43 GAA … ... Twice elected to the second NHL all star team ... Played in two NHL all star games (memorial games held in 1937 and 1939 to benefit the families of Canadien stars Howie Morenz and Babe Siebert) ... … Worked in hockey as a coach and scout after his playing career ended.



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Regular Season
Year
GP Mins GA Avg W L T SO Shts Pct
1930-313018501304.22 2253 110410.878
Totals3018501304.222253 110410.875





Regular Season
Year
GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh%
1930-31 29000 0
TOTAL 29000 000 0000

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