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Dalbec Jock

Gerard (Jock) Joseph Dalbec
Sport: Lacrosse
Year Inducted: 1974-5

Gerard “Jock” Joseph Dalbec began playing lacrosse in School Leagues.

He played junior lacrosse in the Cornwall League in 1932 which went on to the playoffs in Toronto against juniors teams of that area.

Joining the Cornwall Field Lacrosse team of the Interprovincial League at the age of 18, Jock played against the strong Montreal “MAA” team. Despite being the youngest member of the team, Jock soon earned a reputation as a skilled and aggressive player.

In 1939, as playing coach of the Cornwall team, Jock led his team to the finals of the Canadian Championship in Vancouver. On the way to the finals, Cornwall met and defeated, in three straight games, the great Indian Team in Lachine, which was, at the time, considered an outstanding feat.

An all-around athlete, Jock played hockey with the Cornwall Army team in 1944, which boasted such players as Punch Imlack, Frank Mario, and Gerry Brown.

A former tennis player of note on the local tennis courts, Jock also held the position of President of Cornwall Minor Baseball.

He was born April 7, 1911, and he died December 4, 1992.