Bell played several seasons in the minor league American Hockey League. He began his pro career in 1942–3 with the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL. After a two season absence from pro hockey, he split the 1944–5 season between Toronto and the Providence Reds.
Awards and achievements
- Turnbull Cup (MJHL) Championship (1942)
- Memorial Cup Championship (1942)
- Calder Cup (AHL) Championship (1943)
- AHL First All-Star Team (1943)
- USHL Second All-Star Team (1949)
- "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame