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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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

"An Insider Story" By Tom Wood- "We Played for the Love of the Game, the Fellowship, and the Occasional Beer"

We were very fortunate that Tom Wood sent this insider story he wrote of his memories of the 1951 Lethbridge Maple Leaf World Amateur Championship and Team. 
Tom wrote: On behalf of the few team members that are still living, I would like to pay tribute to our wonderful teammates who are not here to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of our great victory in Paris on March 17, 1951. ... I believe it is one of the most unique stories of the history of Canadian amateur hockey.   ....we played
for the love of the game, the fellowship and the occasional beer.

Thanks to James Sinclair for facilitating Tom's story for the post.
Click twice on the document to enlarge.

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