First Name: Les
Last Name: Topshee
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1985
Home Town: Sydney
County: Cape Breton County

Leslie Topshee was an outstanding and dedicated athlete and has been involved in sport for over 60 years. He began at Sydney Academy in the twenties and thirties where he excelled in basketball, rugby, and track & field. He played hockey for the Sydney Junior Millionaires and later on a farm team for the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL. He was the MVP as a member of Chicago’s Tri-State Hockey Champs. In 1934, Topshee represented the Atlantic Provinces in high jumping at the British Empire Trials in Hamilton. He missed winning by about one inch and missed a trip to the 1934 Games. At St. F. X. he won four letters in a single year in football, track, hockey, and boxing. He was inducted into the St. F.X. Sport Hall of Fame in 1977. He was involved in organizing Little League football in Truro and served as president from 1964 to 1967. Les Topshee was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in1985.


• Played Hockey for the Sydney Junior Millionaires
• Played Hockey on Farm Team for Chicago Blackhawks
• 1939 Won MVP for Chicago’s Tri-State Hockey Champs
• 1934 Rep Atl Provs in High-Jumping
• St. FX Won 4 Letters in 1 Year
• Won in Football, Track, Hockey and Boxing
• President Truro Little League Football 1964-67
• Helped Organize Bantam Baseball League Truro
• President Truro Golf Club 1985
• Inducted St. FX Sports Hall of Fame 1974