Gord Bell Returns home to play as a Warrior on Friday January 3, 2014
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Gord Bell who has recently retired from the Central Hockey League (CHL) Tulsa Oilers in 2012 -2013 Season is coming back home to play a game with the Warriors Senior Hockey team on Friday January 3, 2014. Gord indicated that getting the opportunity to come back home and play another game at home in front of family and friends would just round out his Hockey career. He said, "Being able to come home and play another hockey game in front of family and friends and retire from the game of hockey in Westlock would just cap off my hockey career. I am honored to have the opportunity and full of excitement. I just can't wait to play in that game." Gord did not start his minor hockey in Westlock, but his parents moved to the area in the early part of 1990's. Gord started PeeWee in Westlock and he played Minor Hockey here for 3 years before playing Bantam AAA in Spruce Grove with the Broncos. He then came back to play Midget for 1 year and in 1997 went onto to play Junior A hockey with the Lloydminster Blazers, now called the Bobcats. He played there for 2 seasons, before going to play 1 year Junior A Hockey with the Drayton Valley Thunder and then 1 year finishing his Junior A with the Melville Millionaires. Gord then went on to play 1 year in the NCAA with Potsdam, New York. After that year he came back to play ACAC college hockey with Grant MacEwan College. He played 2 years of College hockey before going to play CIS hockey at St. Mary's University in Halifax for 2 years. For the past 7 years Gord has been playing in the CHL (Central Hockey League) 2 years with Oklahoma City Blazers, 2 years with Amarillo Gorillas and then finally 3 years with Tulsa Oilers. During his time in the CHL Gord played 249 regular season and playoff games with a total of 159 points.
Gord presently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife.
The Westlock Senior Hockey Club is excited to have Gord Bell suit up for the Warriors and opportunity to bring his career full circle to the roots that got him to experience the high level of hockey. In recognition of his roots, Gord this past summer started a Hockey Camp in Westlock to provide the kids locally key skills that he has learned along the way, attributes and pass on skills that will aid in the kids in their development of the game. The Hockey Camp was very successful and participants found the camp to be very enjoyable, fun and they learned a lot of new things. Gord plans on continuing this next year as well. WELCOME BACK, GORD BELL.