Born a year later than the records usually show, Cain was a tremendous player during his lengthy and successful career. His first team was the local St. Johns Separate School team. In Cains only season, St. John's scored 56 goals Cain scored them all!
He was put on the negotiation list for the Canadiens, but they let the Maroons sign him in 1933. Coach T.P. Gorman formed the explosive Green Line (Cain, Bob Gracie, and Gus Marker) and the English Montrealers won the Stanley Cup in the spring of 1935.
In 1939, Cain was sent to Boston for Charlie Sands, and he became one of the most popular players in town. At the time, he became the 13th player to score 200 career goals and won the scoring championship with a then-record 82 points. In 1946, he began a career in the AHL, playing for Hershey and winning the Calder Cup. He later coached the Junior Smoke Rings in Ontario for five years, winning three provincial championships.
Then, his life changed. In 1955 he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease and there was little hope of his survival. His weight plummeted from 205 to 130. But doctors in Ottawa were experimenting with a serum that had been used successfully with animals, and in desperation Cain agreed to try it himself. His health took a complete turn for the better. He gained back most of the weight, settled in Newmarket, got a job with a sheet metal company, and lived another thirty years. His hometown even named a street after him!