Canucks to wear 1915 Vancouver Millionaires jerseys in March game

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      The Vancouver Canucks will pay tribute to the last team to bring the Stanley Cup to Canada's West Coast when they wear replica jerseys of the 1915 Vancouver Millionaires for a home game against Detroit on Saturday March 16. The Canucks modeled the jerseys for a team photo this morning at Rogers Arena. The uniforms feature burgundy tops with beige stripes on the sleeves and beige pants. There is a large V for Vancouver on the chest.

      The Millionaires were the first professional hockey team based in Vancouver and played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1912 through 1922. Led by legendary Cyclone Taylor, the Millionaires claimed the Stanley Cup in 1915 by sweeping a best of five series against the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association (which later became the National Hockey League). The Millionaires played that series at home in the 10,500 seat Denman Arena. The rinkthe largest in the world at the timewas built by Frank and Lester Patrick at the corner of Georgia and Denman Streets.

      The March 16 game also bears significance as the Canucks play host to the Red Wings. The Patricks’ other original PCHA team, the Victoria Cougars, transitioned leagues from the PCHA to Western Canada Hockey League then Western Hockey League before the NHL Detroit Cougars (now the Red Wings) purchased Victoria’s roster in 1926.


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      Gary Young

      Mar 1, 2013 at 2:38pm

      I think that is as close to Stanley as the Canucks will get


      Mar 1, 2013 at 4:30pm

      No way they would be doing this if the CANUCKS had actually won the cup before. Why does Vancouver want to keep reminding the fans of how much their team sucks?


      Mar 2, 2013 at 5:32pm

      It is a "hockey sweater" NOT a "hockey jersey".

      It's rather sad that a Canadian hockey writer wouldn't know that.


      Mar 2, 2013 at 5:53pm

      you are just so stupid and I would punch you out


      Mar 2, 2013 at 6:20pm

      If it's knit and made of wool (as they were in the day) then it should be called a sweater. More than likely though it will be some sort of man made poly-fiber just like all the other team jerseys that are produced today.


      Mar 7, 2013 at 9:04pm

      I'm sure the Red Wings can remind you that the Victoria Cougars won the Stanley Cup in 1925, making them the most recent Cup Champions from B.C. That's why they purchased the roster and kept the name Cougars when they entered the NHL two seasons later.

      bwa ha ha

      Mar 15, 2013 at 11:39am

      Giants did this 5 years ago. Canooks have never tried anything original.
      Still sweet jerseys/sweaters.


      Mar 15, 2013 at 9:30pm

      When the Vancouver Canucks enteed the NHL in 1970, Fred (Cyclone) Taylor was at the first game played at the Pacific coliseum. He was the star forward of the 1914-15 Millionaires team that won the Stanley cup. The original Dennan Arena was where the Devonian Park is now. The arena had the first artificial ice surface used in North America