Armand “Bep” Guidolin, was born in Thorold, Ontario, but soon became part of the Timmins Moneta! He played junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals fo the Ontario Hockey Association, playing in the Memorial Cup in 1942.
Later that year, he became the youngest player (16 years, 11 months) to play in an NHL game for the Boston Bruins, on November 12, 1942. “Bep” also played with the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. In nine NHL seasons, he tallied 107 goals and 171 assists in 517 games.
He also coached in Major Junior with the Oshawa Generals featuring a young player named Bobby Orr, and then the London Knights. He continued his coaching career moving up to coach the American Hockey League Boston Braves. In 1972 he was promoted to coach the Boston Bruins where he led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1973-74. In 104 regular season games, his coaching record was 72-23-9. Guidolin next coached the Kansas City Scouts and later moved on to coach the Western Hockey Association Edmonton Oilers. He ended his NHL coaching career with the Colorado Rockies in 1980.
During the summers, “Bep” played ball with those talented Moneta teams. He also coached Bill Moffat’s Timmins Northstars for a short stint. “Bep” is also a member of the Barrie Sports Hall
Debbie King, daughter of Bep Guidolin