Sault Legends: Hank Lauzon


This week’s Sault Legend wan’t born in the Sault, he was born in Laval actually, but he played hockey here and was inducted into the local sports hall of fame.

A short desfenseman, around 5′ 9″ and 170 pounds, he was a consistent goal scorer from the blue-line.

This blue-liner played minor hockey throughout his time in the Sault, so you could say in a way that he grew up here and was shaped by some of our local coaches.

During the Depression he went on to play for the Niagara Falls Cataracts for his rookie season and the one after.

Then he went on the be part of the Hershey organization for many seasons as they changed leauges, he stuck with them.

Like I said, he was a consistent goal scorer and set up many goals every single season with Hershey. Almost every season he ended up with points in the double digits.

He didn’t just make point in the regular season, as Hershey made it to the playoffs he was a goal scorer there too, this all throughout the ’40s.

He did have a short stint with the St. Paul Saints but not much came from it as he ended up back in Hershey.

He would play a dozen seasons with Hershey before finishing up by the end of the war in his 1945-46 season.