Canucks goalies share designs to Millionaires masks

Posted on 15th March 2013 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags: ,

NHLThe Vancouver Canucks two goalies – Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider – have shared the designs of their retro Millionaires hockey masks. The masks were unveiled in recent weeks and then worn for on-ice training.

The Vancouver Canucks will wear the maroon “V” colours on Saturday Mar. 16 for a special home game at the Rogers Arena. The Canucks are paying tribute to the history of hockey in Vancouver and, in particular, the old Vancouver Millionaires that played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association a century ago.

Of note, the Schneider mask features an image of Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member Hughie Lehman.

The Vancouver Millionaires were the first professional hockey team on the West Coast, playing in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1912 through 1922. The Millionaires won the Stanley Cup in 1915 against the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association, which later became the NHL. The Millionaires played at the 10,500 seat Denman Arena built by Frank and Lester Patrick at the corner of Georgia and Denman and were the first Canadian team to play hockey on artificial ice.

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