When you think Vancouver and millionaires and Stanley Cup finals, who comes to mind?
Seems fitting that the Canucks’ $64-million man, Roberto Luongo, and his team will be wearing the awesome Vancouver Millionaires throwback uniforms on Saturday as the team hosts the Detroit Red Wings.
The Vancouver Millionaires, who wore maroon and ironically got paid dirt, won the 1915 Stanley Cup, sweeping the (barely) pre-Alfredsson Ottawa Senators in a best-of-five. The Pacific Coast Hockey Association club, which played out of the Denman Arena, remains Vancouver’s only Stanley Cup championship team.
In advance of throwback night at Rogers Arena, Luongo showed off his brand-new old-fashioned mask he had designed especially for the occasion. Spoiler alert: it’s sweet.
“It’s a retro jersey, so I wanted to go with something looking a little bit retro. Just simple: it’s got the logo on the chin, on the sides of the ears, and that’s about it,” Luongo told the team website.
Love the minimalism:
Fellow goalie Cory Schneider also got a fresh mask design for the game, but his is more intricate and glossy, incorporating the native artwork from his current mask with an old Millionaires’ team photo:
The Luongo mask will get the start Saturday.