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05-14-2011, 07:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
If they don't want to go with the old Philadelphia Quakers (NHL) or Blazers (WHA) they can honor all the NJ fans across the river and go with the New Jersey Knights (WHA) who only played one-half season less than either the Blazers or Quakers.
...Story behind the Knights unis is that they quickly moved south from the NY Golden Blades (IIRC) and needed a new identity and uniforms... They -- I believe it was player/coach Harry Howell -- went to a sporting goods supplier and found that they could readily purchase enough home and away jerseys to supply the team from them... and he jerseys had Chess Knights as crests... so they bought them and adopted the name 'Knights' and hit the ice at the old Ice House in Brace Road, Cherry Hill NJ, some players still wearing golden colored skate blades from their NYC days... That was halfway into the 1973-74 season and lasted until the end of the season when they again relocated to I forget where.
You can't make these things up.
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