Gordon Melville Jamieson
Born: September 16, 1930 (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Died: March 7, 2014 (Monroe Township, New Jersey)
A 5-foot-11, 190-pound defenceman, Gordie Jamieson guarded the blue-line for the Clinton (N.Y.) Comets for six seasons in the 1950s.
The rugged skater was a stay-at-home defenceman. He scored nine goals and added 18 assists in his debut with the Comets in 1950-51, which would be his strongest contribution to offence for the team. He also spent 102 minutes in the penalty box.
Over six seasons with the Comets, Jamieson scored 36 goals with 81 assists. He also scored three playoff goals.
Born in Winnipeg, Jamieson grew up in Kingston, Ont. He was added to the Inkerman (Ont.) Rockets’ roster for the 1950 Memorial Cup playoffs, during which he recorded a lone assist in 13 games.
Jamieson was predeceased by his wife Arley Constance (Connie) (née Cantlon), who died in 2012, aged 81. Born in Saskatoon, Sask., she was the daughter of Ralph Cantlon, general manager of the saskatoon Star-Phoenix newspaper. She worked as a figure skating coach for 60 years. The couple met at the rink in Clinton.
The couple raised their family in East Brunswick, N.J. Jamieson leaves three sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and five sisters.