In 1931 the Maple Leaf Athletic Club was founded by Henry White.
Mr. White was very active in the scouting movement for many years and the first team to wear the Maple Leaf colors was also members of Henry's, St. Faith's 2nd scouting pack.
Henry recognized the potential enrichment that an Athletic club could give young men in north east Edmonton.
The first year the Maple Leafs were founded the boys were of Bantam age playing in the Midget league. The team did not do too well in their first year, with very few victories, but gained a lot experience and bruises throughout that first season.
In their second season they won the league, the City, and then defeated a Calgary team for the Provincial title.
Not bad for the second year in the league.
In 1935 the Maple Leafs expanded their sports program to include, baseball, football, lacrosse, track and field, fastball, and soccer. These teams were mostly comprised of Maple Leaf hockey players who were exceptional and were versatile athletes proficient in many sports of the day.
Over a number of years the club slowly focused its efforts towards the hockey program, with Bantam, Midget and Juvenile club teams.
The MLAC has continued winning many titles and trophies through the years.
However minor hockey in Canada was changing and the club has moved with the times to make minor hockey in Edmonton grow for the better.
The MapleLeaf Athletic Club is very proud to sponsor the Bantam and Midget teams today with the same dedication from the club executive as Henry White had back in 1931.
Backto Club Information