Hillary "Minie" Menard began his major junior hockey career in 1951-52 at the age of 17 with the Barrie Flyers of the OHA who at the time were the defending Memorial Cup champions. In 42 games he had 20 goals and 36 points in his rookie season but the club came up short of defending its national amateur championship. Menard began the following season in Barrie but was sent to the Galt Blackhawks midway through the season. As luck would have it, Barrie went on to win its second Memorial Cup without Menard later that spring. In 55 games between both teams he had 23 goals and 42 points.
In 1953-54 Menard was on the roster of the Galt Black Hawks for 19 games, four with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs and 34 with the Guelph Biltmores in the OHL. This was also the season Menard played his only game in the NHL with the Blackhawks. A left winger, he recorded no points in the contest.
In 1954-55 Menard joined the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the OVSHL and the following season for the Val D'Or Miners of the Quebec Senior league. He spent the next three seasons with the Belleville McFarlands of the EOHL. In 1959-60 and two games of the next season, Menard played for the New York Rovers of the EHL. In 1960-61, 1961-62 and 7 games in 1962-63 Menard played for the Omaha Knights of the IHL. In 1962-63, Menard moved to the USHL where he played for the Des Moines Oak Leafs. Des Moines transferred to the IHL and Menard followed and stayed with the Oak Leafs for three more seasons.
Menard played the rest of his professional career with the Belleville Mohawks of the OHA Sr. League, retiring after the 1967-68 season..