Bill Tibbs

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William "Bill" Tibbs (September 29, 1931 - September 18, 2009) was a professional ice hockey goaltender.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He played most of his career in the minor leagues including stops with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, Troy Bruins of the IHL and the Omaha Knights of the USHL. He served as the backup goaltender to Terry Sawchuk during the 1952 post-season and as such got his name engraved on the Stanley Cup that season. However, Tibbs never played a single game in NHL.

Bill Tibbs, playing for the Troy Bruins won the IHL's James Norris Memorial Trophy for the least goals against during the 1955–1956 regular season.


  • Height 5' 10"
  • Weight 175 Lbs.


  1. ^ "WILLIAM TIBBS". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 24 September 2015.