|Teams|| Earls Court Rangers|
|Born|| c. 1912,|
Swift Current, SK, Canada
|Died|| December 30, 1996,|
|Pro Career||1937 – 1953|
Gordon Gibson "Gib" Hutchinson (c. 1912 – December 30, 1996) is a former Canadian ice hockey goaltender who had a long and successful career in the English National League (ENL). He was inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1951.
Hutchinson came to Britain in 1936 when he joined the Earls Court Rangers. However, he had a poor start to his British ice hockey career, giving up 232 goals in forty games. Deciding his future in ice hockey looked bleak, Hutchinson worked as a carpenter at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. When the goaltender who replaced Hutchinson was injured, he was asked to play again. The following season, 1938–39, Hutchinson was named to the ENL All-star team. An honour he was to receive another four times during his career playing for Streatham, the Wembley Lions and the Brighton Tigers. Whilst with the Tigers, Hutchinson helped them to with the league championship in 1946–47 and 1947–48, and the Autumn Cup in 1946 and 1950.
Awards and honoursEdit
- Named to the ENL All-star team in 1939, 1940, 1947, 1948 and 1951.
- Inducted to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1951.
- A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey entry
- Gib Hutchinson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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