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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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jim Dryden Benefit Game: Journey Part 7

Jim Dryden Benefit Game

The Lethbridge Maple Leafs took part in a benefit game against the Junior All-Stars of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League in Medicine Hat, Alberta on December 12. The game ended in a 6 -6 tie. The proceeds of the game went to Jim Dryden who had lost an eye while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers earlier in the year. On December 13, the Lethbridge Herald proclaimed the benefit game a huge success. At the emotional closing ceremonies of the game Jim Dryden was introduced to the crowd as “a young man who lost his eye but never lost his heart”. He was presented with an original Detroit Red Wings jacket. Jim Dryden Future Fund organizers also announced that the objective of raising $3,000 was achieved!

After thanking the crowd for their generous donations the announcer bestowed upon the Lethbridge Maple Leafs, “blessing of the league to the Leafs to bring the championship back to Canada.  Good luck boys, play clean, play fair and you can’t lose”.

Lethbridge Herald, December 13, 1950

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