Smythe was shot down by the Germans and captured on October 14, 1917 and spent 14 months in prisoner-of-war camps until the war ended.
Smythe would later claim that he thought he was selling the company only to his son, but there is skepticism that he could have believed that Stafford could have come up with the millions of dollars needed to purchase the shares on his own.
Smythe died on November 18, 1980 in Caledon, Ontario at the age of 85.
Rangers' winger Gregory Campbell was a double winner as he captured the Ed Chynoweth Trophy as the tournament's leading scorer and he was selected as the winner of the George Parsons Trophy as the Most Sportsmanlike Player.
Goaltender Scott Dickie continued the Rangers' dominance of the 2003 MasterCard Memorial Cup awards as he was selected as the winner of the Hap Emms MemorialTrophy as the top goaltender.
The Ed Chynoweth Trophy was first presented in 1996 and the StaffordSmytheMemorialTrophy as been presented at every Memorial Cup since 1972.
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