One of the most accomplished coaches in the history of women’s hockey, Les Lawton crossed the 500 victories threshold with the Concordia Stingers in 2003.
He led Concordia University to 15 Quebec championships and two national titles. With Lawton coaching, Canada won gold at the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1994.
In recent years Lawton redirected his energy to fundraising for the Concordia Shuffle — the university’s annual walkathon in support of students. He also remained an active member of the women’s hockey team as a special advisor to the Stingers coaching staff.