An excerpt from the book - Randy Moller


Randy Moller, Defence, 1980-1982


Randy Moller, the highest-drafted defenceman ever taken from the Lethbridge Broncos, was drafted 11th overall by Quebec in the 1981 NHL draft. His career spanned 15 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers.

Randy was born in Calgary. His father, an RCMP officer, was transferred throughout the province during Randy’s younger years. He started skating at the age of five in Wetaskiwin. The family moved shortly thereafter to Three Hills where Randy and his older brother Mike began excelling at hockey.

Playing in small communities on outdoor rinks, his parents realized a move to a larger community was important if both boys were to develop their potential. His dad ran the RCMP detachment in Three Hills and requested a transfer to Red Deer.

“My dad sacrificed his career in order for his two sons to play a more competitive brand of hockey,” said Randy.

Both Randy and Mike continued to develop. Mike joined the Lethbridge Broncos in 1979 and had an exceptional junior career. Randy, a year younger, played Midget AAA in Red Deer and was part of an Air Canada Cup Canadian Midget championship in 1978-79 under the coaching of Dave Manning who Randy stated was “very instrumental in my development.”

John Chapman, coach of the Red Deer Rustlers, hoped to have Randy join his 1979-80 Alberta Junior Hockey League team. Listed by the Billings Bighorns in the Western Hockey League, Randy travelled to Billings for training camp in the fall of 1979. Les Calder, coach of the Bighorns, wanted Randy to remain with his squad. The previous season the Bighorns finished in first place in the Central Division and Calder hoped the addition of Randy would strengthen a defence in front of goalie Andy Moog.

Chapman had other plans and encouraged him to return home which was an “easy decision,” according to Randy, given his young age and the prospects of playing with Brent Sutter and his two young brothers Rich and Ron on the Rustlers.

The 1978-79 Red Deer Rustlers tore through the AJHL winning the league championship before capturing the Centennial Cup national championship over North York, Ont., 3-2. Randy was named to the tournament all-star team while Brent Sutter was named the MVP of the tournament.

Chapman, after guiding the Rustlers to the Centennial Cup, was hired by the Broncos during the summer of 1980. Randy knew most of his teammates would be heading to Lethbridge but was unsure of his future. Still protected by the Bighorns, he knew if he were to play with all his old teammates in the WHL, a trade needed to occur.

Not only did Randy desperately want to join the Broncos and his brother Mike, Chapman also wanted the young 17-year-old defenceman. A trade was made and Bob Rouse and goaltender Brian “Chevy” Ford were shipped south to Billings. Randy had played with Ford in the Centennial Cup when the Rustlers picked him up from the St. Albert Saints for the tournament. Both Rouse and Ford later played in the NHL. The Broncos later reacquired Rouse during the 1982-83 season and he was instrumental in a Bronco WHL championship.

Randy and his family were thrilled by the news. Playing with older brother Mike, was a dream come true. His parents, with two sons on the team, travelled four hours to Lethbridge to watch them as frequently as they could. When they couldn’t make a game “Mom and Dad would drive towards Antler Hill near Innisfail where they could catch the radio broadcast of Bronco games with Steve Falwell,” Randy recalled.

The Broncos, with Chapman arriving from Red Deer, began to look like a developing powerhouse in the WHL. Chapman was an important part of Randy’s development.

“He took us, very young, and formed us into men,” said Randy. “He expected hard work and dedication. If those were missing, you were gone.”

Randy’s rookie season in the WHL was filled with long bus rides throughout Western Canada. Driving the bus was Paul “Popcorn” Fellger. Randy recalled how “Chappy and Fritzy would constantly play practical jokes on him. On one occasion they moved the bus to the other side of the rink. Poor Popcorn thought the bus was stolen.”

Early in Randy’s rookie season he recalled a trip to Billings where they lost both games, 6-1 and 5-3. After the first game, Billings travelled to Medicine Hat while the Broncos stayed in Billings waiting for the Sunday night game. Chapman was livid after the second loss. The Broncos jumped on the bus following the game, heading back to Lethbridge. Twenty minutes out of Billings, Chapman yelled “Corn, pull the bus over.” Chapman opened up the bus doors, heaved the sandwiches and drinks out and yelled “you guys better relax, because we’re having a skating party when we get home.”

Arriving at the Sportsplex early on a Monday morning they put their frozen equipment on and skated. Chapman had high expectations. Randy stated “if you couldn’t handle the discipline you were gone. I learned hard work from Chappy. It was a big reason why I was successful.”

Randy was billeted with Herman Elfring. He recalled how he enjoyed being part of their family. He stressed how important billets were in his first season away from home.

Randy roomed with Ray “Cowboy” Houle, one of the toughest players in the league. They had played together in Red Deer and Houle was enjoying a great rookie season in the WHL. Randy arrived at his billets in early February and Houle told him “I’m quitting, I’m out of here.” Rodeo season was around the corner and Houle wanted to get ready for the sport he loved.

Randy recalled how Chapman always stressed to the players the importance of representing the Broncos well in the community. One night he and Bronco teammate Marty Ruff were caught by the police drag racing on Mayor Magrath Drive. Pulled over, they were told to smarten up and go home.

After practice the next day, Chapman stated “men, sit back, a couple of characters aren’t toeing the line. Randy and Marty bring your cars over to my house after practice.” Both drove over to Chapman’s house and he met him at the front door. Chapman said “give me your keys” and then he shut the door. “It was freezing outside and we had no cars and we’re miles from our billets.” Walking away from Chapman’s house, it was two months before they saw their vehicles.

Randy and the team understood Chapman meant business. Chapman had no problem dealing with any player if they failed to meet his expectations.

Randy’s rookie season in Lethbridge began well playing alongside Ruff, Roger Wolfe and Wade Dawson. Short on defencemen from the beginning of the season, Dave Barr moved to the back end and put up 88 points.

Just after Christmas Randy seriously injured his knee and missed two months of action.

He recalled Bronco owner Dennis Kjeldgaard and his wife Melba bringing a steak dinner up to the hospital after his surgery. Coming out of the anesthetic, he was sick and couldn’t eat. Impressed with the gesture he recalled Kjeldgaard as “a nice man, if you had any problems he was approachable and would do whatever he could to assist.”

The Broncos, a young squad, fought hard to catch the Medicine Hat Tigers. Finishing behind the Tigers coached by Patty Ginnell, who commented at the beginning of the season that the Broncos “were too young to compete,” the Broncos beat the Tigers four games to one in the first round of the playoffs before losing in the second round to the Calgary Wranglers.

Despite missing 26 games with a knee injury, Randy impressed NHL scouts. He was drafted in the first round by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1981 NHL draft.

Randy was excited about returning to Lethbridge for the 1981-82 season. A young team the previous year, Randy sensed a maturing squad was ready to take the league by storm.

Led by Brent Sutter and Randy’s older brother Mike, the Broncos tore through the league scoring goals like no other Bronco team ever had. Brent, with 46 goals, was on pace for 94 goals while Mike would have had 180 points had he not missed 23 games with call-ups to Buffalo and injuries. Mike led the team in scoring with 122 points in only 49 games.

Brent Sutter, by far the most dominant player in the WHL, was called up by the New York Islanders before Christmas and never returned.

Despite the loss of Sutter, other Broncos took on leadership roles with the team. Ivan Krook, Rick Gal, Ron and Rich Sutter, young goaltender Ken Wregget and Randy led the Broncos to 50 victories and a regular-season championship.

Wregget, a rookie during the 1981-82 season, shared the net with Cleo Rowein. Randy recalled a game where Wregget’s parents travelled from Cold Lake to watch their son play on a Friday night. The team struggled defensively and Wregget gave up six goals. As the game ended, the players returned to the dressing room, Chappy stated “men sit back, Fritzy get four cases of pucks and don’t take your skates off.” In front of all the parents the Broncos returned to the ice. Randy recalled “we must have shot 800 pucks at Wregget and when we returned to the dressing room, Chappy yelled at him to “go and pick up the pucks.”

During the 1981-82 season Randy and Mike were part of winning the first gold medal by Canada in the World Junior Tournament. Mike scored the tying goal against Czechoslovakia in a 3-3 game on Jan. 2, 1982, in Rochester, Minn., that captured the gold. This gold medal, the first of many for Canada, helped propel the tournament into a household tradition for Canadians at Christmas.

Randy scored 20 goals and 55 assists for 75 points during the 1981-82 campaign. On March 7, 1982, he scored five goals in a game against the Moose Jaw Warriors in a 7-6 Bronco win. Assisting on four of them was Mike.

For 40 seasons this record-breaking performance has not been listed in the WHL record books. Holding the record according to the WHL, is Ron Greschner along with six other defencemen with four goals. Greschner was Randy’s defensive partner on the Rangers during the 1989-90 season, Greschner’s last in the NHL.  

The Broncos, after their best regular season ever, were determined to win the WHL championship. The Regina Pats, their opposition in the Eastern Conference final, were a high-scoring team that led the WHL in penalty minutes. They quickly let the Broncos know their tactics to win included brawls and mayhem. In Game 1 the Pats started a line brawl with their fourth line matched against the Broncos number one line of Mike Moller, Krook and Marc Magnan. The Broncos lost 6-3. The Pats then started another brawl during warmups in Game 2. Trainers on both squads had to intervene to stop the fighting.

The Broncos, despite the Pats tactics, were skilled and tough as well. The series went to seven games. The Broncos lost 5-2 on home ice ending their season.

After losing, Randy was called up to the Quebec Nordiques who were in Boston playing Game 5 in the second round of playoffs. Earlier Quebec defeated Montreal in overtime in the deciding game. Now playing the Bruins, Randy was dressed and remembered watching Terry O’Reilly and Dale Hunter exchange blows in front of him on the bench. Quebec won the series four games to three before losing in the Eastern Conference final four straight to a New York Islanders team with Brent Sutter that won the Cup.

Having experienced the NHL and being part of a successful playoff run with Quebec, Randy trained hard for his second NHL training camp. As a 19-year-old he knew he’d be returned to the Broncos if he was released by Quebec. The Broncos were viewed as a strong contender for a WHL championship.

A skilled offensive defenceman, tough and physical, Randy excelled at training camp. Coach Michel Bergeron was taken by his performance and kept him on the team. His days in Lethbridge were over.

Randy recalled how different it was in Quebec. Having to deal with the language barrier and being the  youngest player on a team full of veterans was challenging. Quebec stars included Peter and Marian Stastny, Marc Tardif, Real Cloutier and Wilf Paiement. Close in age were Dale Hunter and Michel Goulet, but both were married.

Young and single and unable to speak the language, Randy recalled how he spent much of his free time after practices helping trainers with laundry and other assorted tasks. “I had nowhere to go.”

It was a “tough time” alone, far from his family, but he was able to fulfil his dream of playing in the NHL. The Nordiques struggled to play .500 hockey after having such a successful season the year before. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to Boston.

Watching from afar, he cheered the Broncos on, as his former teammates won the WHL championship.

The following season Randy married Kathy, his girlfriend from Red Deer. Ron Sutter was his best man and now with a wife at his side, things were much better in Quebec.

Randy played with the Nordiques for eight seasons and was part of one of the most bitter rivalries in hockey with the Montreal Canadiens. The “fans, players and owners hated each other.”

On Oct. 5, 1989, he was traded to the New York Rangers for Michel Petit. He played three seasons under Roger Neilson. During his last season on the Rangers, Mark Messier joined the team. The Rangers led the NHL with 50 wins but Randy was moved to Buffalo at the trade deadline on March 9, 1992.

While in New York he had the opportunity to play with former Bronco Lindy Ruff. Ruff was injured a significant amount of the time they played together. Randy recalled how Ruff loved to play practical jokes. On one occasion, while the team was on the ice, Ruff, who was hurt, went into the dressing room and switched everyone’s vehicle keys. Leaving the rink with his teammates they struggled to getting into their vehicles. Ruff drove by “smiling and waving” while they were stuck in the parking lot.”

Randy joined a Sabres team coached by Rick Dudley, and later by John Muckler and a young assistant, John Tortorella. The Sabres stars were Dale Hawerchuk, Alex Mogilny and Pat LaFontaine. Despite the skill, the Sabres couldn’t get out of the first round during Randy’s time in Buffalo.

A free agent after playing three seasons with Buffalo, Randy planned on re-signing with the Sabres. Bill Torrey and the expansion Florida Panthers had other ideas and offered him a two-year contract. Randy signed with the Panthers. His family headed south to Miami in 1994 and they continue to live in South Florida.

Randy only played 17 games in 1994-95. “I caught old age. My hips, back, shoulders and knees wouldn’t allow me off the training table.”

“As my career ended, Bill Torrey asked if I’d be interested in staying to help solidify the franchise in South Florida. I haven’t left and now I’m the longest-tenured employee with the Panthers,” Randy stated.

“I was involved in youth hockey, radio, community development and public speaking on behalf of the Panthers.”

Randy was asked to take on the role of radio play-by-play in 2007 and remained in the position until 2015 when he accepted the role of colour commentator on the Panther television broadcasts. While doing radio, he became famous for screaming pop culture references from movies after Panther goals in close games. His calls can be watched on YouTube. He was named the top sports announcer in Miami in 2010.

Randy is currently the Vice-President of Broadcasting and is in charge of alumni functions and radio and TV contracts.

Randy is very humbled and appreciative of his time in Florida and his role with the Panthers.

“I’ve never said no to the team,” he stated.

It’s been 43 years since Randy began his hockey journey, first in Red Deer and then with the Broncos. One of the best defencemen to ever play in Lethbridge, he credits the influence of Chapman for turning him into the player who played 815 games in the NHL.


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February 23, 2023  My interview with Mark Campbell which recently appeared in his Blog.

1. I guess the first big obvious question is why did you write a history about the Lethbridge Broncos and why now?

The Lethbridge Broncos arrived in Lethbridge in the fall of 1974. At the time I was a 17-year-old high school student working as a gas jockey at Robo Car Wash in Lethbridge, owned by Earl Ingarfield and Dennis Kjeldgaard, owners of the Broncos. It was there that I became acquainted with players as they purchased gas. Chatting with them about the games only increased my interest in the Broncos.

Reflecting back, I was intrigued by their history. At the time the Broncos left Lethbridge in 1986, they were considered one of the top junior hockey franchises in Canada in terms of producing NHL players, with 40 players making an appearance in the “show”. Fifteen percent of players that wore a Bronco uniform played in the NHL. Bryan Trottier made an immediate impact with the fans in Lethbridge and he followed up with a Hall of Fame career in the NHL. In addition, the greatest hockey family of all time – the Sutter’s – played in Lethbridge from 1974 to 1983. Brian, Darryl, Duane, Brent, Ron and Rich left their mark in our community and as fans, we were proud of their achievements.

Fast forward forty-seven years to the fall of 2021. With time to spare and reminiscing about my younger days, I began to look through old newspaper articles on the Broncos. Their accomplishments jumped out at me and I decided I to put together a comprehensive history of the team. This did not start out with the intent for it to be a published book, but I soon realized the topic had potential to be of interest to others.

It was a labor of love and I hope many of the fans of the Broncos during the 1970’s and 1980’s enjoy the memories of a team that brought so much excitement for hockey fans during their time in Lethbridge. 

2. Do you have any background on writing books or doing research?

I’ve never written a book so it was a challenge to putting it together. Fortunately, Gordon Hunter, a former university professor who has written several books, provided me with guidance and support to begin the journey.

My love of the game and  my strong interest in the Broncos made the experience enjoyable. I began my research in the fall of 2021, reading articles dated from March 1974 to April 1986 in the Lethbridge Herald on Newspaper Archive.

During this time, the Lethbridge Herald did a tremendous job covering the Broncos. Beyond game summaries, articles on players and their stories covered the sports section. Pat Sullivan and others wrote columns on the team, highlighting their successes and challenges. This research brought back many memories and was enjoyable. I’ve always been a history buff so this experience reinforced my desire to look back at the Broncos’ time in Lethbridge.

3. How important was Randy Jensen, your editor, for this project?

Randy was invaluable. His expertise in terms of writing and his knowledge of the Broncos helped guide me through the process. Randy was a fan of the Broncos before he was assigned to cover the team for the Lethbridge Herald in 1981. He covered them until they left in April 1986.  Randy and I attended high school together and had known each other for many years. When I approached him to assist me, he was eager to jump on board and edit the manuscript for me. In addition, he participated in and wrote up interviews with John Chapman and Rob Fritz, both of whom he was close to from his days of covering the Broncos. Randy and I were both acquainted with Dennis Kjeldgaard and we spent and afternoon together reliving his memories of a team that brought Dennis both joy and heartache.

There were additional individuals who assisted me by reading the draft and providing feedback. I am grateful to the following:

  • Cliff Lobe, an English Professor at the University of Lethbridge,
  • Rick Maclean, a friend, and
  • Gregg Drinnan, who reported on the WHL from its earliest days and continues to write a blog that covers the WHL.

4. Did you have a preconceived notion as to how this book was going to be portrayed or did it evolve as it went along?

The book evolved a great deal as I worked on it. I initially planned to focus on the 1974-1975 Bronco team that arrived in Lethbridge, led by Bryan Trottier. I explored that season in great detail and my original intent was to leave it at that. When I reflected on what I’d done, I acknowledged a much larger story remained about the team. I made the decision to cover the entire twelve seasons the Broncos were in Lethbridge. I recognized  I couldn’t cover the remaining eleven seasons the way I did the first season, so I proceeded to summarize each season in a more condensed manner.

When this was completed I knew I needed to include the personal reflections of those who played and were involved with the Broncos during their time in Lethbridge. The challenge before me was how to do this. Where do I begin? Fortunately, I play hockey with John Lutz, who was a member of the 1974-1975 Bronco squad. He agreed to an interview and my journey began. Another teammate, Doug James, was discussing John Chapman one day in the dressing room and I discovered they are neighbours. He provided me with John’s contact information and suddenly things began to progress. His interview led to so many others. He provided me with contact numbers for the Sutters as well as Randy Moller.

My son Matthew coached with Dave Barr in 2021 at the U18 World Championships and shared his contact. Matthew knew former Bronco goalie Lorne Molleken, who he coached with at Prairie Hockey Academy in Caronport, SK, so I had another key contact. Suddenly I had a collection of former Broncos who were eager to talk and were more than willing to share additional contacts with me. I could have interviewed so many more but constraints on the length of the book stood in my way.

The last piece of the book covers biographies of each and every player who made an appearance for the Broncos. Feeling the need and desire to recognize all players that appeared with the Broncos, I began researching their stories. I enjoyed this immensely. I only wish I could have had more information about each and every one of them and had the ability to contact the many who made appearances with the Broncos.

Knowing how important pictures are in capturing memories, the Galt Museum allowed me to use their archives to help illustrate the history of the team.

Suddenly the book’s structure was in place and the hard work of editing began.

5. Did you actually interview the past players and how cooperative were they?

I was able to interview fifteen former players as well as others including an owner, coach, and athletic therapist. Gord Tait, James Sinclair and Randy Jensen wrote their own stories that were included.

Everyone I interviewed cooperated fully and seemed to enjoy telling their story. They all responded quickly to my request. Many of the interviews lasted over two hours. It was a pleasure to listen to them reminisce about their time playing minor hockey and their time with the Broncos.

Players arrived in Lethbridge young, away from home, many for the first time, with a dream of playing in the NHL. Of the eighteen included in the book, ten played in the NHL. For those that didn’t make the “show”, the game remains important to them and over the years they contributed to minor hockey by coaching and supporting others playing the game.

Eight former Broncos coached in the NHL and three others became general managers. Quite an accomplishment for a team that lasted only twelve seasons in Lethbridge.

6. Were there some you didn’t talk to that you would have liked to?

I would have loved to talk with everyone that played for the Broncos. Constraints on the size of the book impacted my ability to interview more players. I had the opportunity to talk with many and added additional information to their biographies.

I reached out to the Sutters and was thrilled when Brent and Ron responded and shared their stories. Darryl Sutter and his journey in hockey would have been a great read. Randy Jensen spoke highly of Steve Tambellini, but I was never able to get his contact information.

I was pleased with the ones I had. I had a great cross section of players spanning the twelve seasons in Lethbridge. This was important to me.

7. What were some of the things you discovered about the Broncos that surprised you?

Their willingness to share their stories was inspiring. They were able to remember so many of their experiences. They also related the positive impact and importance billets were in their career. Away from home, facing intense pressure to produce, billets served as powerful supports to the players and helped them mature away from their family.

 8. Do I have a personal favorite player?

When the Broncos arrived in Lethbridge, I was immediately attracted to Bryan Trottier and then Archie Henderson, who so many of the fans loved. Over time, the Sutter family impressed me with their hard work and willingness to give everything they had to the team. Ron Sutter, in the playoffs in 1983, willed a team to victory. As you watched him, his determination and skill was not going to allow the Broncos to lose. A remarkable display of leadership.

Steve Tambellini was also a favorite. A skilled, smooth skating centre, he played during a time when many of his opponents played an aggressive brand of hockey intent to hurt you. He played a very sportsmanlike style and was a pleasure to watch.

Rocky Saganiuk was a favorite to watch. Full of energy, skill and showmanship he left a mark on Bronco fans. Arriving as a 19-year-old rookie, his perseverance impressed me.

9. Do you have a personal favorite story?

John Chapman shared many great stories of his time in hockey. His description of his feelings regarding Mike Vernon refusing to play for the Broncos, instead choosing  Portland, and Chapman being summoned by the President of the WHL prior to their game with Portland during the Memorial Cup, left me in stitches.

Lindy Ruff shared his first NHL goal with me and his description of going up the ice, around the  defence and then firing the puck under the cross bar left me impressed, only to hear him say it was all “bullshit”. It was an empty netter.

John Lutz, Bryan Trottier and Lorne Molleken sharing their experiences with “Tiger” Williams were among my favorites.

Randy Moller loved to tell stories and shared several of his experiences with Chapman. The bag skates and other “Chappy” stories were entertaining.

Each Bronco I talked with left me yearning for more. It was an incredibly enjoyable experience talking with each and everyone of them.  

10. Can you rank Bronco players from 1 to 5 in terms of their importance to the city?

The legacy of the six Sutters and their time in Lethbridge stands out. Each of them played in the NHL and had outstanding playing careers. Four (Brian, Duane, Brent, and Darryl) coached in the NHL. Seeing them begin their journey and watching them play with such intensity and fearlessness was a tremendous experience for all the fans who attended Bronco games from 1974-1983.

Ron Sutter leading the Broncos to the 1982-1983 WHL championship stands out. His 22 goals during that playoff run remain the second highest total in WHL playoff history.

Bryan Trottier, in his only season in Lethbridge, was incredible to watch. His skill, toughness and humility left a mark on fans. The following season when he won the Calder Trophy, highlighted  the type of players the WHL produced.

I remember watching Doug Morrison arrive in Lethbridge in the fall of 1976. I was amazed with his skills at the age of only sixteen. He became the all-time leading scorer on the Broncos and several players I interviewed described him as the best junior hockey player they’d had the pleasure of playing with. His son, Brad, joined the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the spring of 2018 and led them to a long playoff run. His 37 points in 16 playoff games reminded me of his father and the skill he brought to the Broncos during the late 1970’s.

Ken Wregget was the finest goaltender to ever play for the Broncos. During his time in Lethbridge he won the WHL goaltender of the year and led the Broncos to a WHL championship.

11. Aside from the historic perspective of the Broncos, is there anything else you would like readers to glom from this?

My intent was simply to relive a time in Lethbridge when major junior hockey arrived and with it, the opportunity to watch some of the finest hockey players in the world take the ice at the Sportsplex. I hope fans enjoy reminiscing about the twelve years the Broncos skated in Lethbridge.

All of the proceeds from the book are being donated to HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society), founded by Norm Flynn, a former Bronco in 2000. HEROS has grown across Canada as well as internationally, providing support and mentorship to thousands of disadvantaged youth, using hockey as a means of connecting. Youth across the country have received scholarships and support from the program, allowing them the opportunity to pursue education and a better life.

12. We lost a WHL team when the Broncos left but then gained the Hurricanes. From a community perspective in a western Canadian hockey city, how important is it to have a high-level junior hockey franchise?

From a community perspective, having a junior hockey team is important. In addition to the economic benefits the team brings to the community, it also brings a sense of pride when the team is successful and players move on to the NHL.

Hockey is an important staple of Canadian life. It provides youth the opportunity to engage in a game that is so much fun when delivered properly. For those who participate, it can become a life-long activity.

For those who don’t play, watching and being entertained by your favorite team brings excitement. Junior hockey is a time where players begin their journey towards a career in the game. Players are young, skilled and desperate for an opportunity to make their mark. The NHL has become an expensive attraction many can’t afford. For those who love the game, there is nothing better than going to a WHL game, one that is affordable and exciting.

Over the forty-seven years the WHL has been in Lethbridge, fans have had the opportunity to watch so many future NHLer’s appear. I encourage all hockey fans to take the opportunity to attend a game to cheer on these young players as they begin their journey, not only in hockey, but in life.

13. Where can you get the book?

Analog Books in Lethbridge sells the book. It can be ordered online through Analog and mailed to out-of-town addresses. The Lethbridge Hurricanes, Galt Museum, and Greens also sell the book.

14. Final Thoughts

My one and only book!  I’m proud to have put the Bronco history together and I hope hockey fans enjoy it.