Bill Belisle Obituary – Death, Bill Belisle has passed away unexpectedly, Cause of death

By | January 13, 2022

Bill Belisle Obituary, Death, Cause of Death – Today the Rhode Island hockey community lost a legend. Our hearts go out to the Belisle family, the players he molded and the Mount St. Charles Academy community for their loss. Bill Belisle, the longtime and highly successful head coach of the Mount St. Charles hockey program died Wednesday afternoon. He was 92.

He was behind the bench at Mount for 44 seasons, Belisle coached his last high school hockey game as recently as 2019 when he retired.  His remarkable run included many significant milestones, none more so impressive than the 26 consecutive state titles that MSC achieved from 1978 until 2003. All told Mount St. Charles captured 32 RIIL championships under Belisle’s watch.

Bill Belisle Obituary – Death, Bill Belisle has passed away unexpectedly, Cause of death

A member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and part of 2019’s inaugural R.I. Hockey Hall of Fame class, Belisle coached countless numbers of promising players, with several of them going on to skate at hockey’s highest level.
More than 20 Mounties went on to be drafted by NHL clubs with two of them selected with the top overall pick – Brian Lawton in 1983 and Woonsocket native Bryan Berard in 1995. He will be missed.