Tuesday, October 9, 2012

OBITUARY:

KEN EDWARD

 "CAGEY", "MIGHTY ATOM", "ROULEAU FLASH"

DORATY


Jun. 23, 1906 -04 May 1981

by: Ron C. Johnston
 




Professional Hockey Player. A native of Stittsville, Ontario, Doraty played the position of Right Wing for teams in the NHL, WCHL, PRHL, AHA, IHL, IAHL, PCHL, SAHA, RCSHL, RJRHL, and the WHL hockey leagues. At 5'07", and 133lbs, Doraty played for the Rouleau Athletic Club from 1921 to 1923, Regina Pats from 1923 to 1925, Portland Rosebuds from 1925 to 1926, Chicago Blackhawks from 1926 to 1927, Minneapolis Millers from 1926 to 1927, Kitchener Millionaires from 1927 to 1928, Toronto Millionaires from 1928 to 1929, Cleveland Indians from 1929 to 1932, Toronto Maple Leafs from 1932 to 1934, Syracuse Stars from 1932 to 1933, 1934 to 1936, Buffalo Bisons from 1933 to 1934, New Haven Eagles from 1934 to 1935, Cleveland Falcons from 1935 to 1936, Cleveland Barons from 1936 to 1937, Pittsburgh Hornets from 1936 to 1938, Detroit Red Wings from 1937 to 1938, and the Seattle Seahawks from 1938 to 1939.

"Cagie" Ken Doraty accomplished the rarest of all hat tricks in hockey history - three goals in one overtime.

How the heck did he manage to do that, you are probably asking yourself. Well its simple! On January 16, 1934 the Toronto Maple Leafs forward broke a 4-4 tie in regular season overtime against Ottawa to make the score 5-4. However the game didn't end because the NHL didn't use a sudden death format at that time. Instead they used a mandatory full 10 minute overtime. Doraty went on to add two more insurance goals to defeat the Ottawa Senators 7-4.

By this time Doraty was becoming a bit of an overtime hero of sorts. Less than a year earlier, during the playoffs on April 3, 1933, Doray scored after 104 minutes and 46 seconds of overtime as Toronto defeated Boston 1-0 in the playoffs. The game was the longest in history at that time and remains the second longest in NHL history.

After retiring from hockey, Doraty coached the Moose Jaw Canucks for three years, and lead them to a Memorial Cup, a win againt the Toronto St. Michael's Majors in 1947. Doraty later became a prominent businessman in Moose Jaw, owning a hotel and a billiard hall. He passed away there in May 1981 at the age of 74.


Burial: Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - (Photo of the entrance above left) Tombstone not available at present time: Block 20, Lot 38, Grave 8