Reliving and remembering great memories is always a fun experience. In 1971 My brother John played on the world champion Don Valley Channel 9 team. Who won the prestigious International Pee Hockey Tournament, played in Quebec City! We are fortunate and kept a lot of the photos, programs and newspaper articles from the games that led to the Don Valley Team's great victory. I was there cheering and supporting John and his teammates. I can still remember all of the excitement. When Don Valley prevailed 3 to 2 over Shopsey's for the AA title. It will take awhile to complete this post. But hoping it will be accurate and entertaining when it is is finished! Also a fond memory of this experience was traveling by train. From Toronto to Quebec City. Staying at the Château Frontenac Hotel. Also getting to experience the winter carnival! I will try to remember as much as possible of the great memories!
The summer of the games;
Game #1 Saturday Feb. 13, 1971. Quebec Colasee Att.- 15,000
Don Valley 3- Goulding Park 0
Don Valley Completely Dominated Goulding Park. Before a Large and Enthusiastic Crowd. Danny Stothers And Steve Harrrison Led A hard Checking Team To Their Big Win. Danny Had A Goal and An Assit. John Played Well And Along With Glen Knight Played A Strong Game.
Game #2 Monday Feb 15, 1971 Y.P. Att. 1000
Don Valley 3- Mississauga 2
In A Very Fast And Tense Game. Don Valley Prevailed By A Goal. But Not Before They Were Extended To Their Limit. With A Two Goal Lead In The Second Period. Don Valley Suddenly Faded And The Cookies Came Back Strong To Tie The Score On Excellent Plays. And Only A Brilliant Save By Abernathy In The Third Period Saved The Day. Stockman Played A Strong Game With Two Goals Including The Winner.
Game #3 Wednesday Feb 17, Quebec Colasee Att. 12,000
Don Valley 7- Ted Reeve 0
Ted Reeve Were Soundly Beaten As Glen Knight Led His Team With A Powerful Display On Defense And Offence, Scoring A Hat Trick. John Had A Goal On A Tip In, From A Knight Shot. But Felt He Did Not Want To Take Away Glen's Hat Trick. John was Moving Very Well Setting Up Two Goals.
Game #4 Friday Feb 19 (10 am.) Quebec Colasee Att. 20,810
Don Valley 10- Boston 3
Boston Gave The Boisterous Capacity Crowd A Tremendous Thrill As They Battled Back From A 3 -1 Deficit. To Tie The Score In The Second Period. They had Given All They Had And Tired Badly In The Third Period. As Don Valley Led By Steve Stockman, Steve Harrison And Mike Anderson Scored 7 Goals To Win Going Away. John Was Skating And Checking Very Strongly.
Game #5 Friday Feb 19, (6:30 pm.) Quebec Colasee Att. 21,000
AA Championship Game
Don Valley 3- Shopsy's 2
The Arena Was Jam Packed And Smoked Filled, As The Game Started. Shopsy's Fore-checking Strongly Completely Dominated The First Period. And Took A One Goal Lead. On A Goal Brilliant Play By Mark Murphy. As The Second Period Started. Don Valley Started To Carry The Play To Their Opponents. And At About The Five Minute Mark. John Deflected A Glen Knight Shot In, To Tie The Score. Later In The Third Period. With The Team Really Moving! John Rounded The Defense And Set Up Stockman, And He Made No Mistake! After The Rest Period. Shopsy's Came Back Strongly And The Play Ranged From End To End. With Both Team's Missing Several Good Chances. With 5 Minutes Left In The Game. Pat Morrison On A Tremendous Effort Tied The Game With A Good Hard Shot. The Game Ended In A Tie. With John Almost Scoring The winner As The Buzzer Sounded! At 12:13 In The First O/T Period. Mike Anderson Cut In On Goal. And Backhanded In The Winner, On A Great Effort! A Great Win In The Double A Championship Game. Both Teams Gave All They Had!
Game #6 Saturday Feb 20, Quebec Colasee
Don Valley 6- Richmond Hill 1
The Don Valley Team Gave a Powerful Performance in Demolishing The B Champions. The Boys were Determined To Win It All After Defeating Shopy's. John Had His Most Rewarding Night of The Tournament. Setting Up 5 of The Goals. With Stockman Getting Three Goals. A Great Pay Off Man.
Game #7 Saturday Feb 20, Quebec Colasee
Grand Champion Game
Don Valley 5- Sault Ste. Marie 0
Don Valley, Though Tired Were Not To Be Denied By a Game But Over matched Soo Team. Steve Harrison Gave A Brilliant Display of Lugging The Puck Out Of His End and Scored A Nifty Hat Trick!
Le Grande Champions- 1971
A Wonderful Finale TO A Very Exciting Tournament!
Stephen Harrison scored three goals Saturday to lead Toronto Don Valley to a 5-0 win over Sault. Ste Marie. Steve Stockman and Doug Raseberry had the other goals. Mark Locken and James Abernathy shared the shutout.
Game Descriptions by my father, Sheldon Wolfe
More great memorabilia from our wonderful trip to Quebec City in 1971!!!