Historic Team Canada Jerseys
I thought you might be interested in looking at some historic photos of Team Canada jerseys over the years - or more correctly as the old time purists will point out Team Canada sweaters.
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This jersey was worn by Canada 1948 Olympic gold medal winning hockey team - The Royal Canadian Air Force Flyers - led by the likes or Wally Halder and George Mara. Canada easily won, outscoring the competition 69-5. The Czechoslovakians (both they and 4th place USA scored more goals than Canada) finished with the silver medal, while Switzerland took home the bronze.
This jersey is from 1955. I believe it was worn by the Penticton Vees during the 1955 World Championships, in which the Vees won back Canadian pride in a similar fashion as the 1972 team did. The Russians had won their first World Championship in 1954, and the Vees, thanks to some rough play on superstar Vsevolod Bobrov, reclaimed hockey dominance with a 5-0 victory.
This jersey was worn by the 1956 Canadian Olympic hockey team. Represented by the amateur Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen. The team featured Denis Brodeur (father of 2002 Olympic Gold Medallist Martin Brodeur) and coach Bobby Bauer, as well as little known scoring stars like Gerry Theberge and Jim Logan. The team finished with a disappointing loss against the USA to claim the Bronze medal. USSR wins the gold.
This is the jersey worn by the 1958 World Champions - Canada, who were represented by the amateur Whitby Dunlops. The team featured Sid Smith - a former captain of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs who had his amateur status reinstated by this time, and a young Harry Sinden. Harry of course would go on to coach the 1972 Summit Series team.