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How to Read the Site:

We have tried to capture the story of the Lethbridge Maple Leafs and provide a site to post stories, documents, links and photos of their incredible journey to the Championship.

To read their great story from the beginning, scroll to the bottom of the site to part 1 and work your way up through the 34 parts (You may have to click on “older posts” at the bottom to get to part 1). Each part is in chronological order and describes a part of the journey and many contain photos (We continue to add new photos to these posts as we get them).

After part 34 we are posting current related activities, stories and photos from the Galt Museum & Archives, Lethbridge Hurricanes, City of Lethbridge and private collections, as they become available. If you have a photo or story contribution for the site we would be happy to post it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Arrival in London: Ambassadors for Canada! Journey Part 13

Bunny Ahearne head of British Ice Hockey and organizer of the Maple Leafs' rigorous European exhibition tour prior to the championships met the team upon the ship prior to their arrival in London. They were assembled and the expectations of the trip were clearly laid out- they were to be ambassadors for Canada. It was emphasized that good sportsmanship was expected and imperative. Ahearne said that the Sudbury Wolves had cost the Dominion of Canada $400,000 dollars in business in Sweden alone due to “ill behaviour” when they were playing there.

Later they were joined by hockey writers, the press and camera crew.  Maple Leaf coach Dick Gray was coordinating interviews and photo opportunities. Mallie Hughes said, “Now our trip is real!”

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