International Glory

Sudbury Wolves at the 1938 World Championships in Czechoslovakia.  Photo courtesy of "Homegrown Heroes: A Sports History of Sudbury".In 1938, Max Silverman put together a squad of all-stars from across Ontario and arranged for them to play the exhibition tournament in Europe that led up to the world championships in Prague.

The Canadian team, comprised of both junior and senior players, won thirty out of thirty-two games against the British teams.  These wins allowed them to compete in the world championships against teams from Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Great Britain, among others.  The Canadian team defeated the competition and won the world championship title. 

Many of the players who were on that team went on to have successful careers in the NHL, including Toe Blake, Murph Chamberlain, Don Grosso, Red Hamill, and Bill Durnan.


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