On This Day October 22nd.

October 22: On this day in 1934, Maple Leaf Gerry James was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. James played 149 games as a Leaf between 1955 and 1960. He played right wing on a line known as the "Puke Line" with Duke Edmundson and Johnny Wilson. Gerry James also played pro football in the CFL for Winnipeg and Saskatchewan and is an inducted member of the Canadian football Hall of Fame.

October 22: On this day in 1966, the Leafs opened their Cup-winning season of 1966-67 with a 4-4 tie against the New York Rangers. The Rangers all-time leading point scorer and Hall-of-Famer, Rod Gilbert recorded a hat trick. The Leafs finished the 1966-67 regular season in 3rd place out of 6 teams.

October 22: On this day in 1969, Andre Lacroix became the first member of the Philadelphia Flyers to record a hat trick against the Leafs. The Flyers won the game 4-3.

October 22: On this day in 1986, Leafs goaltender Tim Bernhardt played one period in a 7-5 loss to the Minnesota North Stars. He let in 3 goals. It was the only NHL action he saw that season and it was the last game of his NHL career. His G.A.A. for 1986-87 was therefore an even 9.00. Bernhardt played 61 games for Toronto between 1984 and 1986 and had a record of 17-31-7. Overall, his goals against average was 4.26.

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