Team photo courtesy: Galt Museum and Archives

Contact: Trevor Esau at

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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BC-Alberta Play-offs: Journey to the Championships, Part 3

BC-Alberta Play-offs Go to Sudden Death Overtime!

The Lethbridge Maple Leafs had successfully made it to the next leg of their journey.  Winning the Alberta play-offs gave the Leafs a birth in the BC-Alberta play-offs which were held in Kelowna, BC.  The BC champions from Trail played Lethbridge in a best of 5 series.  With Hec Negrello out of the lineup the first 2 games, Trail came away with victories.  Down 0 – 2 in the series, Negrello returned to the line-up giving Lethbridge a needed boost. The Leafs won the next 2 games to even the series at 2.  The fifth and final game was a hard fought contest that could not be decided in regulation time, ending in a 5 – 5 tie.  It all came down to sudden-death overtime!  Lethbridge won in dramatic fashion when Maple Leaf Bill Gibson scored at 7:20 of sudden-death overtime to secure the victory and championship! However, there was controversy regarding the coaching and the game was protested by Trail. The protest did not hold up. The exciting win advanced Lethbridge Maple Leafs to the Western Canadian Intermediate Championship!

No comments:

Post a Comment