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November 22, 2017

Joe Levandoski

Birth: March 17, 1921

Deceased: yes

Home Town: Cobalt, Ontario

Inducted as: Athlete

Inducted for: Baseball, Hockey

Inducted in: 2006

Biography:

A defenceman, Joe won the Allan Cup as a member of the Lakeshore Blue Devils before embarking on a professional hockey career that led him through Hershey, New Haven, Buffalo and Providence of the American Hockey League, Kansas City and St. Paul of the United States Hockey League, and the Quebec Aces of the Quebec senior league.

A second-team all-star in the USHL in 1951 with Kansas City when he had nine goals and 40 points, Joe also played with the Sydney Millionaires of the Maritime Major League and Calgary of the Western League. He played eight National Hockey League games for the New York Rangers in 1946-47.

Joe landed in Kingston in 1955, playing for the Goodyears, CKLCs and Merchants through 1959. An avid curler and golfer who also competed in track and field in the Canadian Army, Joe was also a fine baseball player. A righthanded-hitting outfielder, he played with the Kingston Ponies of the Class D Border League in 1948-49 and with Drummondville in the Interprovincial league, where he hit .320 one season. He later played senior ball for the Modernaires of the Kingston Baseball Association.