Inducted November 2, 1985

Bill Gillies - Athlete

Bill Gillies was born in St. John’s. His hockey career included five inter-collegiate championship teams, three St. John’s junior championship teams, and three St. John’s senior championship teams, all as a member of St. Bon’s. He played on five inter-collegiate championship soccer teams, and was a member of the Dalhousie University soccer team that won the Atlantic Inter-Collegiate championships in 1961, 1962 and 1963. His hockey career also included performances at Boston College, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Dalhousie University.

He was a St. John’s senior baseball all-star from 1955 to 1964 and during his ten-year period was a regular starter on the St. John’s team. In the St. John’s senior league, he played with St. Bon’s for 11 years, five times on the championship team.

He was voted St. John’s Athlete of the Year in 1959 and joins his older brother Ted in the Sports Hall of Fame. He served as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Amateur Sports Federation.

A lawyer by profession, he was employed by the provincial Department of Justice. He was married to the former Andrea Renouf and they have two children.