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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.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Canada Against England, Game 3 of the 1951 World Amateur Hockey Championships, Part 25

Photo Courtesy James Sinclair Collection

Maple Leafs vs England

The Leafs had March 12 off using the time to  tour Paris. On the 13th it was coach Dick Gray`s birthday and they played Game 3 of the championships against the English team.  England had beaten them 3 time when they first arrived.  These defeats caused great concern in Canada about the Maple Leafs ability to win and the Canadain Amateur Hockey Association was harshly criticized for choosing the leafs as Canada`s representative.

The Leafs were extremely nervous and uptight going into the game. The British team surprised them with their strong play.   Concerns seemed justified after the first period with the Leafs trailing 1 - 0.   However, the Maple Leafs loosened up and went on to score 17 straight goals on their way to an overwhelming  17-1 win!

Everyone on the team figured in on the scoring and Obodiac led the way with a hat-trick and another 5 point game.  Sorokoski was in the net for the win.

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