Finally, a new addition to the Programme Project. I picked up this beauty from my regular source at the Vancouver Flea Market for a nice price. It's probably in the best condition of any of my older programs, real clean. "The Dipsy Doodle Dandy from Delisle", Max Bentley is pictured on the cover. The program itself was issued for the Mann Cup Finals, the Senior lacrosse championships of Canada. The series took place at Maple Leaf Gardens in mid-October of 1948, just prior to the NHL campaign.
The lineups of the Hamilton Tigers and New Westminster Adanacs, Hamilton would go on to win the Mann Cup three games to two. The interior of the program is full of Leaf photos and stories, as the same issue would have been used for the start of the NHL season with only the lineup pages in middle changed.
Great photo of Leaf Captain Syl Apps who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Pole Vault. He finished sixth place in the event.
Below is a shot of some of the Leafs decked out in their best tops and tails.
Leaf higher-ups enjoying a Vancouver golf outing on their 1934 tour of Western Canada.