Tuesday, October 9, 2012

OBITUARY:

 LESLIE ROY "LES CUNNINGHAM

04 October 1913 - 09 April 1933


Born in Calgary. Was the leading scorer for the Regina Pats en route to the 1933 memorial Cup, scoring four goals in four regular-season games and six goals in 15 playoff games.  Had the goal that forced three overtime sessions in Regina's controversial 2-1 loss against Newmarket that determined the Memorial Cup.

Was a high-scoring forward for American Hockey League's Cleveland Barons, winning the scoring title in 1941.  After he left the league, AHL's top player was awarded the Les Cunningham Trophy. AHL exploits earned him only two NHL stints.  In 1936-37 with New York Americans 23 games, in 1939-40 with Chicago Black
Hawks 37 games. with whom he totalled 7 goals and 19 assists.

Played only one NHL playoff game.

Burial: Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada