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05-06-2011, 02:10 PM
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Help! Identify this 1970 jersey!

So I found a jersey cleaning out some old stuff, it's not in great shape but looks to be an original from Either 70-71 or 71-72, that's my guess because it has the 'V' on the arms

It has a fighting strap and the maker is general athletic

The only thing I can't figure out is that it's number 35, which I've researched and researched and can't find any info on

It's definitely in pretty rough condition so I'm assuming it was worn by someone, though I think it's shrunk so maybe it was just am extra and whoever had it for the last 40 years has just treated it poorly

Any help would be great, when I wear it people always ask who 35 is and I'd love to be able to tell them a name!

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05-06-2011, 02:17 PM
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Judging by the Canucks all-time uniform list, only Ed Dyck would fit the timeframe.

Could also have been someone's jersey in the preseason too, remember the old picture of Mike Modano wearing #39 in an exhibition game.

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05-06-2011, 02:22 PM
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Interesting, youre right and Ed Dyck didn't play until 1972, a year after they got rid of the V, but good point maybe the preseason jerseys still had it

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The V-arm was used in 71-72, and Dyck played a little that year. But hockeyreference.com has him wearing 24 that year and not switching to 35 until 1974.

Upload a picture, maybe? Somebody might be able to figure out what it is from that.

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I feel like wetcoaster or Don Tayor could answer this question.

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05-06-2011, 06:45 PM
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bruce bullock ?
from wiki:
Following his college career, Bullock was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks. However, after only a few months in the Hawks' system, he was sold to the Vancouver Canucks as additional goaltending depth for their system. He would catch a break in 197273, when an injury to Canuck starter Dunc Wilson forced his recall from the minors. He would appear in 13 games for Vancouver, posting a 383 record with a 4.79 GAA.

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05-06-2011, 08:47 PM
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Picture would do wonders.

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05-06-2011, 10:37 PM
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heres a picture, hope it helps

thanks for the expertise guys!
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File Type: jpg jersey.jpg‎ (208.6 KB, 69 views)

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According to the Canucks website, the V only lasted the first season (1970-71) and none of the players who wore 35 (Alex Auld, Richard Brodeur, Bruce Bullock, Ed Dyck, Bob Essensa, Troy Gamble, Curt Ridley, Dany Sabourin, Cory Schneider, Kevin Weekes, Steve Weeks, Kay Whitmore.) played during that season. The earliest is Ed Dyck, Bruce Bullock, and Richard Brodeur who all started playing in 1972.

Try emailing the picture to the Canucks maybe? Or maybe to John Garret or John Shorthouse?

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All the jerseys back then were small (I've handled an original before) - you have to remember they had barely any padding back then and weren't exactly built-up athletes that we see today. It probably has not been shrunk, but is in fact the original size.

You have quite the collectors item there - if you aren't set on keeping it perhaps contact either the Canucks or BC Sports Hall of Fame to perhaps have it framed or put into an exhibit.

Edit: if anyone picked up the replica of the first game day magazine at the start of the year - they could check in the player listings there.

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http://www.goaliesarchive.com/canucks/mclelland.html



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isn't that neat. you have to think its that same sweater. that has to be a V on the arms, eh?

2gp with a 5.00gaa in the goon era.

Where are they now?

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sorry, didn't read far enuf..

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isn't that neat. you have to think its that same sweater. that has to be a V on the arms, eh?
Yeah, and the same vinyl-looking numbers. Sure looks like it to me.

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05-07-2011, 12:23 AM
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Thanks guys! That's pretty cool!

So is it rare enough that I should stop wearing it to the pub do you think!? If it were a better player I'd frame it and throw it on the wall

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Well he won the Turner Cup (IHL) for Des Moines in 1974 and held the GAA for Penticton when he was BCJHL. I am reading that in certain circles (junior) he's a bit of a legend. He has his own Wikipedia page.

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Thanks guys! That's pretty cool!

So is it rare enough that I should stop wearing it to the pub do you think!? If it were a better player I'd frame it and throw it on the wall
Wear it. Jerseys are meant to be worn and I doubt that a authentic Mclelland is that special.

The only thing that sort of stands out to me is the tie down strap. I don't remember them in that era at all. Maybe for goalies there was a reason?!?!

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Wear it. Jerseys are meant to be worn and I doubt that a authentic Mclelland is that special.

The only thing that sort of stands out to me is the tie down strap. I don't remember them in that era at all. Maybe for goalies there was a reason?!?!
I agree with you there, fight straps came in many years later, I suspect you are correct that it served a different purpose.

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I agree with you there, fight straps came in many years later, I suspect you are correct that it served a different purpose.
They were used in the 70's (it just wasn't mandatory to keep them fastened in a fight like it is now), e.g.:

http://www.classicauctions.net/Defau...id=6&lotid=369

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