Team photo courtesy: Galt Museum and Archives

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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

Lethbridge Maple Leafs: Meet the Team

Photograph of the Lethbridge Maple Leafs. Front row, left to right: Jim Malacko, Don McLean, Carl Sorokoski, Mallie Hughes, Bert Knibbs, and Nap Milroy. Second row, left to right: Hec Negrello, captain; Tom Wood, Stan Obodiac, Dick Gray, playing coach; Bill Gibson, Whitey Rimstad, and Lou Siray. Third Row, Ken Branch, Don Vogan, Bill Chandler, Robert McGregor, and Jack Sumner.
Photo Courtesy Galt Museum and Archives UID 19753810014

Dick Gray (age 30):  Player coach, 6', 180 lbs.
Whitney Rimstad (age 34):  Defense, 6 ', 180 lbs.
Robert McGregor( age 23): Defence, 5'10", 185 lbs.
Bill Chandler(age 20): Left wing, 5'10", 155 lbs.
Mallie Hughes (age 29):  Goalie, 5'10", 185 lbs.
Bill Gibson (age 23):  Centre, 6', 175 lbs.
Tom Wood ((age 23) :  Centre/Right wing, 6', 165 lbs.
Don McLean (age 24):  Left wing, 5'9", 160lbs.
Bert Knibbs (age 24):  Both wings, 5'6", 160 lbs.
Don Vogan:  Defense, 5'10", 170 lbs.
Stan Obodiac:  Centre, 6'1", 180 lbs.
Nap Milroy (age 30): Centre, 5'7", 130 lbs.
Lou Siray (age 28): Right wing,5'10", 165 lbs.
Carl Sorokoski (age 27):  Goalie, 5'11", 165 lbs.
Jim Malacko (age 20):  Defense, 5'9", 160 lbs.
Hec Negrello (age 29):  Captain, Right wing
Ken Branch:  Utility player
Jack Summer:  Equipment manager

3 players were added to the team from the Kitchner Waterloo Dutchman:

Mickey Roth, Centre
Billy Flick, Right wing
Dinny Flangen, Left wing

Lethbridge Herald, December 16, 1950, Leafs in a Nutshell

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