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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph A. “Joe” Bell (1923-2014)


Born at Portage la Prairie on 27 November 1923, he played with the 1942 Memorial Cup-winnineg Portage Terriers hockey team. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy. His 15-year, 661-game professional hockey career included 62 games with the NHL’s New York Rangers. He was selected to the American Hockey League First All-Star team (1946), the United States Hockey League Second All-Star team (1949), and the Pacific Coast Hockey League First All-Star team (1951). He was the Western International Hockey League’s scoring champion in 1955. He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He died at Seattle, Washington on 17 February 2014 and was buried there.


Obituary, Seattle Times.

We thank Kevin Rollason for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2015

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