Team photo courtesy: Galt Museum and Archives

Contact: Trevor Esau at

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, April 18, 2012

Mr. Andrew "Nap" Milroy 1923 - 2012: Our Sincere Condolences to the Milroy Family

Mr. Andrew "Nap" Milroy, 1923 - 2012
Photo courtesy James Sinclair Collection
On behalf of and Just Group we would like  to express our sincere condolences to the Milroy family. Mr. Andrew “Nap” Milroy passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012.  

It was our honour to meet and interview Mr. Milroy as part of our research into the journey of the Lethbridge Maple Leafs to the World Championships in 1951.  We were privileged to feature Mr. Milroy in several posts, below. The international hockey community has lost a true champion.


Trevor Esau
Darcen Esau

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

 "The Handshake" A Great Hockey Moment Across the Generations: Mitch Maxwell and Nap Milroy

More Photos of Lethbridge Maple Leaf Replica Jersey Night and Tom Wood and Nap Milroy Puck Drop

Video of the Lethbridge Hurricane Ceremonial Puck Drop Honouring 1951 Lethbridge Maple Leafs: Nap Milroy and Tom Woods Drop Puck

 Lethbridge Maple Leaf Team and Families Honoured By Lethbridge Hurricanes At Home Game

Trevor and Mr. Milroy inspecting the Lethbridge
Maple Leaf collection at the Galt Museum.


  1. We received the following comment on the Lethbridge Maple Leafs facebook page from Deanna McClintock-Thanks:

    I will certainly pass on your condolences to the rest of my family. Thank-you for this tribute to the most amazing man I have ever met and am truly honoured to be able to call him my Grandpa. He will be loved and missed forever by many. Deanna

  2. thank you for this blog. this project is so very beautiful, it needs to be shared

  3. Great post. I like this post, keep writing and give informative post...!


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