Frank Ashworth

Frank Ashworth was a spectacular junior player, twice leading the Saskatchewan junior league in scoring while twice leading the Moose Jaw Canucks to the Memorial Cup. Both times, in 1945 and 1946, his team would come up short in the Memorial Cup game. But the 5'8" 155lb Ashworth put up some ridiculous numbers, including a 17 goal, 27 assist, 44 point playoff campaign in 21 games!

The Chicago Black Hawks owned his NHL rights and rushed him into the Windy City for the 1946-47 season. He only got into 18 games and scored just 5 goals and 9 points before being sent down to the minor leagues, forever.

He ended up in first in Kansas City then in Tulsa of the USHL, but by 1950 he refused to report back to Tulsa resulting in a season long suspension that kept him off the ice. The issue was resolved by 1951 and returned to the ice, this time popping up in Calgary where he starred with the Stampeders.

Ashworth would play until 1957 when he retired and opened up a gas station in Calgary. He later moved to BC.


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