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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame - Builders Category


Gord Pennell

  • Born: January 13, 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Hometown: Weston, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Died: September 13, 2015 at Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Position: Center & Coach

Born in Winnipeg, played for the Winnipeg Canadiens of the MJHL in 47 & 48. Played last junior season with the Barrie Flyers, winning league championship. Turned pro with AHL Buffalo in 49-50 and played seven seasons with the Bisons. One of nine Manitoba players to appear in the first AHL All-Star game on October 27, 1954. Began coaching career in 1959 with the MJHL Winnipeg Rangers and in 1961 led club to the Western Canada final and the Charlie Gardiner Memorial Trophy in 1967. Coached the WHL Winnipeg Clubs in 1973-74 and another seven seasons in Winnipeg minor system before retiring in 1982.

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1946-47 Winnipeg Canadiens MJHL 15 16 9 25 4 2 0 0 0 4
1947-48 Winnipeg Canadiens MJHL 27 18 45
1948-49 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr 46 30 37 67 30 8 5 8 13 4
M-Cup -- -- -- -- -- 8 6 3 9 8
1949-50 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 11 20 31 14 5 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Buffalo Bisons AHL 63 17 30 47 18 4 0 0 0 2
1951-52 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 14 33 47 37 3 1 3 4 0
1952-53 Buffalo Bisons AHL 43 10 34 44 23 -- -- -- -- --
1953-54 Buffalo Bisons AHL 57 26 39 65 32 3 1 2 3 0
1954-55 Buffalo Bisons AHL 53 12 33 45 16 10 1 4 5 4
1955-56 Buffalo Bisons AHL 29 2 9 11 16 -- -- -- -- --
Edmonton Flyers WHL 11 0 4 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
Vancouver Canucks WHL 12 1 7 8 10 15 5 4 9 14
1956-57 Vancouver Canucks WHL 65 10 37 47 40 -- -- -- -- --
1957-58 Warroad Lakers OMHL 18 30 48
Winnipeg Maroons Allan Cup -- -- -- -- -- 13 6 7 13 15
1958-59 Warroad Lakers OMHL 16 23 11 34 38
Winnipeg Maroons Allan Cup -- -- -- -- -- 2 0 0 0 2
1959-60 Warroad Lakers OMHL 5 -- -- -- -- --

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L T Results
1959-60 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL Head 21 9 11 1 19 4th 12 5 5 2 Lost Final
1960-61 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL Head 32 21 11 0 42 2nd 9 7 2 - Won League
M-Cup Head - - - - - - 12 5 7 - Lost W Final
1961-62 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL Head 40 16 20 4 36 4th 3 0 3 - Lost Semi Final
1962-63 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL Head 40 11 25 5th 4 26 DNQ
1963-64 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL Head 30 15 12 3 33 3rd 4 0 4 - Lost Semi Final
1964-65 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL Head 46 21 19 6 48 2nd 5 2 3 - Lost Semi Final
1966-67 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL Head 57 34 19 4 74 3rd 8 4 4 - Lost Semi Final
1973-74 Winnipeg Clubs WCHL Head 60 21 33 6 48 6th East DNQ
1974-75 Winnipeg Clubs WCHL Head 6 2 3 1 5 - -
1975-76 St. James Canadians MJHL Head 7 4 3 0 8 3rd South 12 7 5 - Lost Div Final
1976-77 St. James Canadians MJHL Head 51 21 30 0 44 4th South 5 1 4 - Lost Div Semi
1977-78 St. James Canadians MJHL Head 52 25 27 0 50 4th South 5 1 4 - Lost Div Semi
1978-79 St. Boniface Saints MJHL Head 48 21 26 1 43 4th South 9 4 5 - Lost Div Final

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • MJHL Goal Scoring Leader (1948)
  • Ontario Hockey Association Junior A Champion (1949)
  • Played in inaugural American Hockey League All-Star game (1954)
  • Ontario-Minnesota Hockey League Scoring Champion (1958 & 1959)
  • Ontario-Minnesota Hockey League First All-Star Team (1958 & 1959)
  • Ontario-Minnesota Hockey League Championship (1958 & 1959)
  • Turnbull Cup Manitoba Junior Hockey League Championship (1961)
  • Coached in MJHL / SJHL All-Star Game (1962)
  • MJHL All-Star Team Coach (1962)
  • Inducted into Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (2007)

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