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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

Western Canadian Intermediate Championship: Journey to the Cup, Part 4

Celebration After the Western Canadian Intermediate Championship
Photo Courtesy James Sinclair Collection

Western Canadian Intermediate Championship: Took 8 Games in a Best-of-Seven Series

The city of Lethbridge was host to the Western Canadian Intermediate Championships.  The Lethbridge Maple Leafs were to play a best of  7 series against the Melville Millionaires from Melville, Saskatchewan for the Western Championship. However the games were so close that 8 games were required to decide the winner as the second game ended in a tie that could not be broken.  This was a closely contested series.  After 7 games, they were tied at 3 games a piece and one tie. 
This great series came down to another close contest in the 8th and final game.  The teams had battled to a 2 – 2 tie after 2 periods. Heading into the third period the Maple Leafs would have to rely on late game heroics again to win the championship and continue their journey.   They did it again as in the third period Captain Hec Negrello emerged the hero scoring the game and series winning goal giving the Lethbridge Maple Leafs the Western Canadian Intermediate Championship.

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