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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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mystery Player: Steve Raz

James Sinclair forwarded these articles to post on our site.   Maxine Malacko (Jim Malacko's widow) found this newspaper among her late husbands' hockey collection. 

The articles present a mystery player.  Steve Raz's picture appears in the paper  but he does not appear in any further Lethbridge Maple Leaf information.  James writes, "I was shocked/surprised to see a picture of "Steve Raz" in this paper. I have never heard of this name before, I don't recall any of the former players ever mentioning this fellow?"

James speculated that  Don Pilling of the Lethbridge Herald probably had to send this article out to "Ice Hockey World" Newspaper in London, England weeks, if not months in advance in order to get published in time for the Maple Leafs arrival. 

If you have any information that sheds light on Steve Raz's playing days with the Lethbridge Maple Leafs, please contact Trevor at  Thanks

Thanks to James Sinclair and Maxine Malacko