Top row from left: Vancouver Canucks Cam Barker, Zack Kassian, Andrew Alberts; and bottom from left: Kevin Bieksa, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler wear replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms while posing for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Photograph by: Darryl Dyck, Canadian Press
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks may not be Stanley Cup champs, but at least they can look like ones — circa 1915 — in donning the uniforms of that year’s Cup champion Vancouver Millionaires on Friday at Rogers Arena.
The Canucks will wear the maroon jerseys on Saturday, March 16, when the Detroit Red Wings come calling at Rogers Arena.
Why the Wings? Before the winged wheel landed on their jerseys and the franchise’s name was changed in the late 1920s, the Detroit franchise was called the Cougars, with its players being purchased from the old Victoria Cougars.
That West Coast team won B.C.’s only other Stanley Cup title, in 1924-25.
Both the Victoria Cougars and Vancouver Millionaires were owned by brother Frank and Lester Patrick, early pioneers of the National Hockey League.
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