Gordie Bell

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Gordie Bell
Born (1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
Portage la Prairie, MB, CAN
Died November 3, 1980(1980-11-03) (aged 55)
Belleville, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 164 lb (74 kg; 11 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Playing career 1942–1959

Gordon John Edward "Tinkle" Bell (March 13, 1925 – November 3, 1980) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender.

In the 1945–46 season he made 8 appearances for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He would not play another NHL game for 10 more years when he suited up for the New York Rangers in 2 playoff games.

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. He died in Belleville, Ontario on November 3, 1980.[1]

His brother Joe Bell also played in the NHL.

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  1. ^ Smith, Maurice, "Bell was one of the best", Winnipeg Free Press, Friday, November 07, 1980, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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