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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Then the Announcement Came: Journey to the Championship, Part 5

Then the Announcement Came! Lethbridge Maple Leafs Picked to Represent Canada

All that remained was for the decision to be made as to which team would represent Canada. Then Dr. W. H. Hardy made the announcement that Lethbridge hockey fans were hoping for:  The Lethbridge Maple Leafs were chosen to represent Canada at the World Amateur hockey Championship to be held in Paris, France in March, 1951.  As the Canadian representative the Leafs would be involved in a European Exhibition tour set up by the British Ice Hockey Association’s Bunnny Ahearne. They would also represent Canada at the Winston Churchill Cup after the World Championships.

One requirment remained, thy would have to raise $10,000!

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