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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 Norway, Game 2 of the 1951 World Amateur Hockey Championships, Par 24

1951 Championship Entrance Pin
Courtesy Jim Sinclair Collection

Maple Leafs vs Norway

Game 2 was in the afternoon against Norway. Norway was coached by Bud MacEachern formerly from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Norwegians played a completely defensive game and coach MacEachern said, ``We have to play that way. When we get back to Norway people will only ask how many goals the Canadians scored against us`` p. 120.

The Maple Leafs recorded their second win of the championships by defeating Norway 8 - 0 with Mallie Hughes getting the shutout. Chandler and Obodiac had hat-tricks while Flanagan got the other 2 goals. Obodiac led the Leafs with a 5 point night.

After the game the teams lined up and the Canadian national anthem was played while the Canadian flag was raised.  Tommy Wood said, ``That flags got to go up there 4 more times``. p.120

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