Gerald Red Ouellette

Category

Athlete

Sport

Hockey

Hometown

Grand Falls

Year Inducted

1989

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Gerald "Red" Ouellette

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Grand Falls’ “Red” Ouellette used to dream of one day coaching a professional hockey team.He’d been well-schooled by the likes of Wren Blair, Milt Schmidt, Fred Shero and others. He had the leadership ability to succeed as a coach, – a fact he proved when he led the Campbellton Tigers to three Hardy Cup championships. He came by that ability the old fashioned way, - he earned it!During his 12-year career in the Eastern, Central, American and National Hockey Leagues, his name and statistics were consistently at or near the top in the scoring races regardless of league or team. In 1971, he accepted a position as Campbellton’s Sports Director.He gave up scoring goals and assists in favour of serving as the ideal role model for athletes of all ages in his adopted home town. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4, 1989

Quick Facts

  • Played 12 seasons of professional hockey 

  • Began his career in 1959-60 in the Eastern Professional Hockey League with the Kingston Frontenacs 

  • Played in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins in 1960-61; scored five goals and four assists in 34 games 

  • Played five seasons in the American Hockey League with the Buffalo Bisons 

  • Captained the Bisons in 1969-70 to a Calder Cup championship 

  • Led Omaha Knights to a Central Hockey League title in 1970-71; also led team in playoff scoring in 11 games (5-13-18); also league MVP 

  • Coached the Campbellton Tigers to three Hardy Cup championships (1972, ’77, ’88) 

  • Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and 1998 (Campbellton Tigers) and 2002 (1977 Campbellton Tigers)