Earlier we posted comments from Tom Woods about Bob Kirkparick's key role in helping the Lethbridge Maple Leafs win the series against Melville Millionairres and earn the rite to represent Canada. What about Bob?
|Bob Kirkpatrick as a New York Ranger -is the 10th from front|
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Kirkpatrick returned to Canada to play senior hockey in Lethbridge, and after a making New York Ranger farm team, the New York Rovers, he was called up to the New York Rangers for the '42-'43 season. Due to injuries, the rookie Kirkpratick was moved to the top line with Bryan Hextall and Lynn Patrick. He had 12 goals and 12 assists in 49 games. The Rangers did not make the playoffs and Kirkpatrick, like many other hockey players, joined the war.
He played 2 years while stationed in