Team photo courtesy: Galt Museum and Archives

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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.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thank you

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being been so helpful and supportive in our effort to bring the Lethbridge Maple Leaf story to the world. 

We continue to receive page views from all over the world and occasionally we receive stories and photos from our readers.  Thanks to all of you! 

In particular, we want to thank honourary Lethbridge Maple Leaf, James Sinclair, pictured below.  James continues to be the Number 1 fan of the Leafs and he has contributed many photos, videos, comments and background information to this site. James also played a large role in organizing the family night for the Hurricanes replica jersey celebration.  Thanks you James!

Don McLean's Daughters Diane and Cheryl 
With James Sinclair in a Replica Jersey

We would also like to thank the Galt Museum and Archives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Many of the photos are provided courtesy of the Galt Museum and Archives and especially Collections Technician- Kevin MacLean, pictured left.  Kevin continues to alert us to collection donations from the Maple Leafs. Kevin also had a photographer take pictures of the collection for us to post.  Thank you Kevin!
Photo Courtesy Galt Museum and Archives

We would also like to thank the Obodiac family for the use of the many references and quotes of Stan Obodiac's great book, No Substitute for Victory, ! The digital version is made available through the consent of the  Obodiac family  to the University of Alberta Library's Peel's Prairie Provinces, a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students and researchers of all types!

We would also like to thank those who encouraged us and promoted the site:  Gregg Drinnan, Sports Editor, Kamloops Daily News;  Phillip Pritchard, Hockey Hall of Fame; Terry Vogt, CTV News Lethbridge; Bob Nicholson, Executive Director,  Hockey Canada; the Lethbridge Hurricanes for partnering on the anniversary night at the Hurricanes game,  and many more! 


  1. Trevor, I know I speak for all the Lethbridge Maple Leaf Players, their Families and all the Fans of this Great Canadian Hockey Team, to Thank You for all you've done in putting this website/blog together. You've done a fantastic job with your research. The Maple Leafs story is now online for the whole world to see! James Sinclair

  2. Thanks James, that means a lot to us coming from you!