• Hockey
  • 2009
  • Veteran

Francis "Frankie" LeBlanc (D)

Dalhousie native Francis “Frankie” LeBlanc had an outstanding 10-season hockey career that included winning an Allan Cup and being among the first Canadians to play in England. The speedy centre started with his hometown Rangers and Greyhounds in 1929-32, which included winning a Maritime senior title. The following season, he joined the Moncton Hawks who won their first Allan Cup.

In 1933-35 and 1937-38, he was in England, where he won the league scoring title. LeBlanc was also a top scorer in the Quebec Senior League for the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Royals. His career ended when he broke his leg after scoring an overtime goal for the Sydney Millionaires of the Maritime Senior Hockey League in 1940. LeBlanc, known for his skill, determination and sportsmanship, died after a 1942 hunting accident at the age of 34.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 6, 2009.

Quick Facts

  • Member of eight different hockey teams between 1929 and 1940
  • Among first Canadians to play hockey in England (Wembley Monarch – 1937-38 & Queens’ Ice Hockey Club London England – 1933 – 35)
  • Member of the Allan Cup championship team, the Moncton Hawks in 1932-33
  • Retired from competition in 1940
  • Coached hometown high school and community hockey teams
  • Perished at age 34 as a result of a hunting accident
  • Elected to NB Sports Hall of Fame in 1970 as member of 1932-33 Moncton Hawks
  • Member of Greater Moncton Sports Wall of Fame, 1986
  • Member of Dalhousie Sports Hall of Fame, 1988
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