1973 Toronto Marlboros

The 1973 edition of the Toronto Marlboros are known as one of the greatest junior hockey teams in Canada. The Toronto Marlboros represented the Ontario Hockey Association at the 1973 Memorial Cup. The Marlboros dominated the 1972-73 season, earning a league best record of 47-7-9 for 103 points. The Marlboros scored league high 416 goals, while they allowed the fewest goals in the league with 199 goals against. In the post-season, the Marlboros swept the St. Catharines Black Hawks eight points to zero in the OHA quarter-finals. Toronto remained hot in the semi-finals, as the Marlboros swept the Ottawa 67’s eight points to zero. In the OHA finals, the Marlboros defeated the defending champions, the Peterborough Petes, eight points to six to win the J. Ross Robertson Cup and earn a berth at the 1973 Memorial Cup. They didn’t lose an OHA playoff game until the last round and out-scored the opposition 16-6 in three Memorial Cup games. The Marlies defeated the Quebec Remparts 9-1 in the final to complete their extraordinary season. Photo courtesy HockeyGods.