Gordie Bell

Gordie Bell – Inducted 1991


Gordie Bell backstopped the Belleville McFarlands to the 1958 Allan Cup senior hockey championship of Canada, the 1959 world hockey championship in Prague, Czechoslovakia and was one of the most respected and idolized athletes in the city of Belleville in the 1950s. A native of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Bell won a Memorial Cup with Portage La Prairie and played professional hockey in the American Hockey League from 1943 to 1956, where he still holds a league record of nine shutouts set in 1943 while with the Buffalo Bisons. A serious eye injury curtailed Bell’s playing days while tending goal for the McFarlands, but he turned to coaching both at the senior and junior levels as well as with representative teams in the Belleville Minor Hockey Association. He is a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and was part of the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame McFarlands’ team inductions in 1989. Gordie Bell died of cancer in 1980.

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