It is with great sadness that Basketball Manitoba, the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials share the news of the passing of Bob Magel

Bob was well known in our basketball community first as a player and then as a referee. He is best remembered for his playing career at Sisler High School where he was a member of the Provincial Championship team of the undefeated 1972-73 Spartans. That team was inducted into the MHSAA Hall of Fame in 2011. In his Grade 12 year, he was selected a city and provincial all-star as well as an all-star in the Golden Boy Tournament (Wesmen Classic). 

After graduation, he went on to star with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen where he won numerous honours. He was selected as a CIAU/CIS All-Canadian in 1979-80 as well as the Wesmen Athlete-of-the-Year and was a member of the Canadian National B team in 1976. He went on to a career as a basketball official where he was well respected and appreciated. 

In the last few years, Bob struggled with various health issues but always remained positive and friendly to everyone. 

Our sincere condolences go out to all of Bob's family and friends.


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