Jersey HOUND

ILVES TAMPERE | 1931-32

The Hockey News - - BUZZ - – RYAN KENNEDY

IT’S NOT EASY FIND­ING sweaters from the early 1900s, but it’s very ex­cit­ing when it hap­pens.

This spec­tac­u­lar spec­i­men comes from the Vapri­ikki mu­seum in Tampere, home of Fin­land’s leg­endary Ilves fran­chise. It was worn dur­ing the team’s in­au­gu­ral sea­son and since 1931-32, the ‘Lynx’ have been one of the na­tion’s most suc­cess­ful clubs, winning 16 cham­pi­onships and pro­duc­ing tal­ents Tuukka Rask and Jyrki Lumme.

First off, the golf col­lar/lace-up combo is in­ter­est­ing. On top of that, you’ve got some nice strip­ing go­ing on, plus the adorable mas­cot with its tongue hang­ing out on the chest. Pretty good for an ef­fort from the ’30s.

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