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Fred Moseley

BIRTHPLACE: Brookline, Mass.

BORN: July 13, 1913

DIED: 1989

TEAMS/ASSOCIATIONS: Harvard University



His fellow United States hockey Hall of Fame enshrine John Chase has perhaps best summed up Fred Moseley as a hockey player: “Throughout his hockey career, he was a tremendous team player… a tireless, powerful skater, a great back checker, and a leader on-and-off the ice.”

Like many great Eastern hockey players, Moseley followed the traditional prep school path to the ice game. A Noble and Greenough graduate, Fred Moseley moved on to Harvard, where he immediately became a regular on the freshman team. After that, there was never any doubt as to who would be the center ice man for the Crimson over the next three years. Moseley went on to captain the 1936 team, which captured the school’s first Ivy League title with a 5-1 record.

Overall, the team posted a 14-4-2 record. (The Ivy League for hockey did not formally start until the 1934 season.) Named an All-American that year, Moseley added this honor to his capture of the John Tudor Memorial Cup the prior season. (The Tudor Cup is given annually to the most valuable member of the Harvard hockey team who displays ability, sportsmanship, leadership, team cooperation, and what John Tudor, ’29, called “the old come through in a pinch.”) The trophy was established following the 1930 season by members of the Porcelain club who were classmates of Tudor, captain of the 1929 hockey team.

Moseley also competed in football and baseball for Harvard, but it is in hockey where he left his mark at the school, being named to Harvard’s hall of fame for the sport. In addition, legendary hockey historian S. Kip Farrington named him to his all-Harvard team for the 1921-45 period. Moseley closed his hockey career through service with the St. Nicholas squad and later with the Beaver Dam club in the Winter Club League.