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1967: Toronto Maple Leafs win Stanley Cup

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Before a hometown crowd, the Toronto Maple Leafs clinch hockey's greatest prize on May 2, 1967. After a thrilling Game 6 at Maple Leaf Gardens against the Montreal Canadiens, the Leafs come out on top by a score of 3-1. In this excerpt from CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, NHL president Clarence Campbell presents the Cup to Leafs captain George Armstrong (accompanied by his son Brian) and the team briefly skates around the ice with it. The broadcast then moves into the press room with reporters Ward Cornell and Frank Selke, Jr., and Maple Leafs players and management (and the Canadiens' manager) line up to share their thoughts about the game and winning the Cup for the fourth time in six years.

Medium: Television
Program: Hockey Night in Canada
Broadcast Date: May 2, 1967
Hosts: Ward Cornell, Frank Selke, Jr.
Guests: George Armstrong, Red Dutton, Conn Smythe, Dave Keon, Bob Pulford, Allan Stanley, Clarence Campbell, Terry Sawchuk, Sam Pollock, Pete Stemkowski, Larry Hillman, Tim Horton, Harold Ballard, Red Kelly, Stafford Smythe, Frank Mahovlich, Brian Conacher
Duration: 20:38

Did You know?


• The Leafs won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963 and 1964.

• Many of the players on the Leafs in 1967 were well over 30, and at least two were over 40. Though the press derided the team as "over the hill," coach George "Punch" Imlach defended them: "Yeah, they may be bums, but they're my bums, so that's the end of that."

• The Leafs introduced a new jersey just before the playoffs in 1967, featuring an 11-point leaf (like that on Canada's flag) in place of the former 35-point leaf.

• This was the last year for the original six-team league. For the 1967-68 season there were six new teams: the Philadelphia Flyers, the Minnesota North Stars, the Los Angeles Kings, the California Seals, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the St. Louis Blues.

• The Toronto Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967, a drought of 49 years as of 2016. Only the New York Rangers have gone longer without a Cup: 54 years passed between their wins in 1940 and 1994.

• The city of Toronto held a Stanley Cup parade for the team on May 5, 1967. 


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