Aurelia Napolean "Bunny" Dame has a very interesting name, albeit a name that time has forgotten. Let's see what we can find out about this former Montreal Canadiens forward.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Dame was a multi-sport star. His favorite sports were baseball and hockey, both of which he eagerly pursued when he relocated to the British Columbia Kootenay region in 1933. He would become a well known name in the competitive Kootenay fastball and senior hockey circuits. In hockey he starred with the the Rossland Miners and the famed Trail Smoke Eaters, winning the World Hockey Championship in 1939.
Following his placement in Calgary Dame never left the city. He played senior hockey with the Calgary Stampeders until 1950. Nicknamed for his speed, Bunny helped the Stamps challenge for the Allan Cup (Canada's amateur championship) three times, becoming the first Albertan team to win the title in 1946.
After leaving the ice in 1950 Dame earned a comfortable living working with Calgary Power. He retired from that job in 1977 following 32 years of service.
Bunny Dame died on April 14th, 2006. He was 92 years old.