Brian Edward Kinsella (February 11, 1954 – October 14, 2018) was a Canadian ice hockey player. Drafted in 1974 by the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and Phoenix Roadrunners of the World Hockey Association, Kinsella played ten games in the NHL and played most of his professional hockey career in the minors. He is also known by many as "The Big Bear Cat."
February 11, 1954|
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
October 14, 2018 (aged 64)|
Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
Port Huron Flags
91st overall, 1974|
Kinsella was born in Barrie, Ontario. In addition to his playing career, Kinsella was head coach of St. Francis de Sales School hockey team from 2007-2012. Kinsella retired after guiding St. Francis for five seasons and leading the team to its first hockey state title in school history in 2011. In his first season he led the Knights to a Frozen Four berth in the OHSAA Ice Hockey State Tournament.
Kinsella died October 14, 2018 at his home in Fort Myers, Florida.
|1977–78||Port Huron Flags||IHL||34||11||19||30||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1978–79||Port Huron Flags||IHL||72||16||52||68||94||7||2||5||7||8|
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- Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- St. Francis hockey coach Kinsella retires
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