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Maybe it was a change in the town's name that did the trick. The Thistles of Kenora finally won the Stanley Cup in 1907, after unsuccessful challenges in 1903 and 1905. Back then, the Lake of the Woods, Ontario community was known as Rat Portage.

Team photograph of the Thistle hockey team of Kenora, Ontario, 1906

The Thistle hockey team of Kenora, Ontario, 1905-1906

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