Watch Full St. John’s Maple Leafs Games From Their Final Season
The St. John’s Maple Leafs were Newfoundland & Labrador’s first professional hockey team and played in the American Hockey League team from 1991 to 2005. Based out of Newfoundland’s capital city, the Baby Leafs were the farm team for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL. The white and blue played out of the Memorial Stadium from 1991 to 2001, and then finished out their tenure at Mile One Stadium until the organization’s closure in 2005.
While there have been short clips, photos and team memorabilia floating around the internet since the dissolution of the team, there haven’t been many options for reliving Baby Leafs games in their entirety.
Finally, someone has taken it upon themselves to upload some videos from their personal collection. Within the last few weeks, multiple full St. John’s Maple Leafs games have been uploaded to YouTube. Most of the captured games come from the the early part of their final 2004-2005 season. Following two years of not making the playoffs, the Leafs finished off their run in St. John’s with the most wins in their franchise season history. Unfortunately, they were knocked out of their final series with the Manitoba Moose in the North Division before fading into Secret East nostalgia.
November 5th, 2004 – St. John’s Maple Leafs VS. Edmonton Road Runners
November 17th, 2004 – St. John’s Maple Leafs VS. Manitoba Moose (First MTS Centre game)
December 3rd, 2004 – St. John’s Maple Leafs VS. Binghampton Senators
St. John’s Maple Leafs opening night video – 2003
Bench clearing brawl with the Baby Leafs and the Philadelphia Phantoms in the 2001-2002 season