Thursday, February 27, 2014


Here's the latest Maple Leaf Gardens program added to the collection. It fills the gap I had between 1959/60 and 1976/77. Now I need only three seasons between 1946/47 and 76/77, getting there.

This one's from opening night, October 23, 1965 with Chicago as the visitor. Lineup page is below.

Leaf captain George Armstrong  traveled the world the previous summer as a goodwill ambassador. It appears he was often pictured in his native head-dress, being "The Chief" and all.
Armstrong got as far as the middle-east, touring on a camel trek as well as visiting over-seas troops.

Here's a couple cool advertisements, one featuring Johnny Bower's "sticky" glove hand.

This is a shot I have never seen before, comedy superstar Bob Hope picture in Maple Leaf wear. Hope was in town for a multi-night engagement at the Canadian National Exhibition at the time of the photo. Below is a a shot of Bobby Hull posing with heavyweight boxing champ Ernie Terrell.