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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, January 17, 2011

World Champion "Nap" Milroy Inspects Hurricanes 1951 Lethbridge Maple Leaf Replica Jerseys

World Champion Lethbridge Maple Leaf Player, Mr.  `Nap`Milroy, the World Championship
Trophy on right and Lethbridge Hurricanes, Neal Tarnasky, Dylan Tait and Mitch Maxwell wearing replica jerseys
Today the Lethbridge Hurricanes chose the Galt Museum and Archives as the place to launch the 1951 Lethbridge Maple Leaf replica jerseys.  The Lethbridge Hurricanes will wear them for their January 25th home game against Brandon. The jersey is in hounor of the 60th anniversary of the Lethbridge Maple Leaf world championship.  Those in attendance today were honoured to meet and talk hockey with Mr.`Nap`Milroy, a member of the championship team! The 23 jerseys will be auctioned off via online auction starting today at:

Mr. Milroy said, Ì am very honoured that the Hurricanes are wearing an exact replica of our jersey`s from 1951, we never would have guessed that our winning the World Cup Championship in 1951 would have such a long lasting effect - It is a very proud and humble moment as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our win.

Nap Milroy was repesenting  Lethbridge Maple Leaf team members Jim Malacko, Tom Wood, Bill Flick, Dinny Flannagan, Mickey Roth, Robert McGregor who were unable to attend. 

Hurricanes Busienss Manager Jim Bradley shows jersey to Mr. Milroy.
Talking Hockey!

Hurricanes View the Galt  Museum and Archives Maple Leaf Collection
Including the Championship Cup

1951 Lethbridge Maple Leaf "Nap Milory"


  1. Looking Good Nap!!

  2. The jersey's design is cool together with a very nice choice of color. I wonder how those former players look like while wearing these newly designed jerseys. It's good to reminisce.