March 02, 2016

Ernie Kenny

Vermillion, Alberta native Ernie Kenny was a big and aggressive defender.

His exuberant play saw him get quite the tour of North America in a pro hockey career that spanned from 1928 through to 1940. Much of his career was spent on the west coast, ranging all the way from Victoria, BC to Oakland, California.

Twice Ernie Kenny was given looks in the National Hockey League.

In the 1930-31 season Kenny got into six games with the New York Rangers, though he was used very sparingly. The Rangers had acquired Kenny's rights from the PCHL's Tacoma Tigers for $5000.

In 1934-35 he resurfaced with the Chicago Black Hawks. He made more of an impact in his four games for the Hawks, picking up 18 minutes in penalties.

After hockey Ernie Kenny settled in the London, Ontario area and became a sales manager for the construction company Canron Ltd.

Kenny passed away in a St. Thomas, Ontario hospital in 1970. He was 62 years old.

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