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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on July 6th, 2017

Gordon David "Gordie, Red" Henry - Born August 17, 1926 in Owen Sound, Ontario – Died October 3, 1972 in Owen Sound, Ontario was a professional ice Hockey goaltender.

Henry rose up through the local minor Hockey system and eventually signed with the Philadelphia Falcons of the Eastern League. He excelled in 28 games as a rookie in 1943-44 and earned a place on the league's second all-star team.

By the late 40's Henry was the first string backstopper for the Hershey Bears. He led the team to the 1947 Calder Cup championship and topped all goalies with eight playoff wins, allowing just one goal in the final three games of the Calder Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Hornets.

In the 1947-48 season, Henry led the AHL with 68 appearances and made 66 the following season.

Henry got the call to play for the Boston Bruins in 1948, and recorded a shutout in his first NHL game for the Bruins. Henry also played for them in 5 games during the 1952 and 1953 Stanley Cup playoffs, when the league consisted of just six teams and featured but one goalie per team.

Henry played for the Bears from 1944-55 and ranks first in club history in goalie wins (226) and goalie games played (510) and third in shutouts (18). Henry ranks first in all-time AHL playoff shutouts (eight) and seventh in all-time AHL wins (226).

After spending a year with the senior Owen Sound Mercurys in 1955-56, Henry played one game for the EHL's Philadelphia Ramblers the next season before retiring.

Gordon "Red" Henry was inducted into the Hershey Bears Hockey Club Hall of Fame in 2013.

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