Shirley Moulds


Year Inducted: 2010
Date of Birth: October 12th, 1904
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Shirley Moulds (deceased) lived in the same house in the Glebe for her entire life. What set her apart from most women who grew up in the 1920s was not the wide array of sports that she played – tennis, bowling, basketball, softball and hockey, but the proficiency that she displayed, particularly in hockey. Shirley played for the Ottawa Alerts from 1919-25, a team that won the Canadian Championship six times in those years. She was captain of the Ottawa Rowing Club (later the Soloway Mills) Ladies Hockey team, Canadian Champions in 1927. Shirley and this team are featured at the Hockey Hall of Fame and are frequently mentioned in Brian MacFarlane`s book, Proud Past, Bright Future – One Hundred Years of Canadian Women`s Hockey.


In addition to her hockey prowess, Shirley was a leading scorer for the Ottawa and District Champion Alerts Basketball team, played shortstop on the Rowing Clubs city and district champion softball team and was a top scorer on their championship basketball team. She was also a 3-time city champion in tennis in 23 & 25 and a bowling champion in her 50`s.