David W. Ferguson
David W. Ferguson
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
Team: Ice Hockey

David W. Ferguson '66
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 1980

David W. Ferguson '66, who came to Brown from Nelson School in Burlington, Ontario, carried the label: potential for greatness. All the good things said about him before his arrival came true. He was the regular goalie on the Cub team of 1962-63 and had taken over the varsity job toward the end of his sophomore season. When the now-famous 1964-65 season started, Dave Ferguson was a seasoned goalie and was ready to play a major role in the 21-9 season that led to the Ivy title and one of the four positions in the NCAA tournament at Meehan Auditorium. In eleven of the 30 games that year, Ferguson held the opposition to two or less goals. As a senior, Ferguson was equally brilliant as the Bruins posted a 16-9 mark. He was named to the All-Ivy second team in both his junior and senior seasons and was an All-New England choice. Following graduation, "Fergie" played one year with the St. Nicks Hockey Club, joining a former teammate, Bob Gaudreau '66. "Fergie has to rate with the finest goalies Brown has produced," says Coach Fullerton. "He was an exceptionally hard worker, was a student of the game, and he had real quick moves in front of that cage. His performance in our 5-2 victory over Boston University in 1965 was one I'll never forget. He made 42 saves that night, 24 of them in the hectic third period when the favored Terriers were trying to catch up." When Dave Ferguson concluded his career, he held three Brown records: most saves in one season - 829 in 1965, most career saves - 1660, and best career average. Since graduation, he has coached hockey - Pee-Wee through Junior A. He also served as director of the Michigan hockey program in 1977. Dave is field sales manager for the Ford Tractor Division of the Ford Motor Co. and lives in Lake Quivira, Kansas, with his wife, Sandra, and his two sons, Scott David and Christopher Ronald, both of whom are hockey players.