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International Hockey Association - Royal Canadian Dragoons history

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RightGuard    8

I really hope there's a Seattle team. It's a shame the NHL doesn't have a team in real life.

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JCRGraphix    892

Up next is the Toronto Athletics/Toronto Thunderbolts.

 

The Toronto Athletics began play in 1893 wearing these uniforms:

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1893-1906

 

In 1906, stripes were added to the sleeves, and in 1915, the name of the team was changed to the Toronto Thunderbolts:

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1906-1919

 

In 1919, the Thunderbolts changed their look removing a great deal of blue, and adding numbers to the back of the jersey:

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1919-1930

 

In 1930, the Thunderbolts added a bunch of stripes. This look would last for 22 years, and was worn during the Thunderbolts greatest dynasty in the 1930s.

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1930-1939

 

In 1939, a new clash uniform was added for home games and the pants became blue:

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1939-1951

 

In 1951, white was added to the color scheme and the jerseys went through a makeover:

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1951-1963

 

In 1963, after being bought out by a younger group of owners, the Thunderbolts radically modernized their look:

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1963-1965

 

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JCRGraphix    892

In 1965, the outlines on the numbers were dropped to make them more legible:

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1965-1978

 

In 1978, names were added to the back of the jerseys:

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1978-1982

 

In 1982, the uniforms went through another makeover and the yellow road jerseys were retired in favor of white ones:

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1982-1992

 

For the 1992-93 season to celebrate their 100th anniversary, the Thunderbolts wore throwback jerseys for some games while also redesigning their crest and the home blue uniform:

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1992-2007

 

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1993 Special

 

In 1999, a gold alternate jersey was added: 

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1999-2007 Alternate

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JCRGraphix    892

In 2007, the Thunderbolts again modernized their look changing up the striping and adding very 2007-ish piping. The gold alternate was also updated:

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2007-2017

 

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2007-2017 Alternate

 

In 2008, the Thunderbolts faced the Buffalo Nickels in the Winter Classic and wore these uniforms:

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2008 Winter Classic

 

In 2017 when Adidas took over, the design carried over without the piping and with a new font:

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2017-Present

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JCRGraphix    892

Up next are the Royal Canadian Dragoons HC (known as the Quebec Dragoons after WWII)

 

The Dragoons began play in 1893 wearing these uniforms based on the dress uniforms of the regiment. They would continue to wear these uniforms until the team suspended operations in 1916 because of World War One:

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1893-1916

 

After the war was over, the Dragoons picked up where they left off, putting together a decent team for the 1919-1920 season. Numbers were added to the back of the sweaters, and the regimental crest got bigger and found its way to the center of the uniform:

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1919-1920

 

The next season, a white outline was added to the crest and the striping:

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1920-1924

 

In 1924, the sash wrapped around the back of the uniform, and the font and color of the number was changed:

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1924-1927

 

In 1927, sleeve stripes were added mimicking the sash and belt stripes and although it was hard to see from a distance, the crest was added to the sleeve stripe:

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1927-1931

 

In 1931, the crest outline became black to help it stand out:

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1931-1935

 

In 1935, the sash was cut off at the shoulder, the belt stripe and sleeve crests disappeared, and the number became gold with a thin black outline. This basic design would be used for the next 80+ years:

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1935-1939

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JCRGraphix    892

In 1939, a white uniform was added for road games. These uniforms would be worn until the 1942-43 season when the team again suspended operations due to World War II:

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1939-1942

 

When the club returned in 1945, they had a new more unified look with bolder striping, and a new way of doing business. Because the way the team missed a lot of hockey during the last two wars, the club lifted its restriction on non-veteran and military players (although the had been team accepting trades and free agent signings since the 1920s). Because of this, the team became known simply as the Quebec Dragoons, but kept their original crest and history. 

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1945-46

 

The next season, the color of striping on the white jerseys was reversed and the black outline on the red jersey's numbers disappeared:

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1945-1962

 

In 1962, sleeve numbers were added and an additional white outline was added to the crest:

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1962-1968

 

In 1968, the sleeve numbers moved to their current spot in the sleeve stripe:

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1968-1978

 

In 1978, the Dragoons begrudgingly added names to the back of their sweaters and also changed the numbers a bit:

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1978-1987

 

In 1987, the names were given extra outlines which made them almost impossible to read on the red jerseys:

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1987-1992

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JCRGraphix    892

In the 1990-91 season, to show support to the Canadian troops deployed to the Persian Gulf, these camo uniforms were worn for a few games. They became so popular, that they were used as an alternate uniform for the next several seasons. They were resurrected in the 2012 season and continued to serve as the alternates until the Adidas takeover in 2017:

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1990 Special  1991-2006 Alternate  2012-2017 Alternate

 

In 1992, the name outlines were removed and a white helmet was used for road games:

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1992-2017

 

In the 1992-93 season, to celebrate the team's 100th anniversary, these uniforms based on the inaugural ones were worn for a few games:

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1993 Special

 

In 2006, the previous camo uniforms were replaced by these less popular CADPAT uniforms:

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2006-2012 Alternate

 

In 2007, the Dragoons would face off against their provincial rivals in the Winter Classic. They wore these 1927 inspired uniforms:

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2007 Winter Classic

 

In 2014, the Dragoons would again host the Winter Classic, this time against a southern foe, wearing these fauxbacks based on the 1939 white uniforms:

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2014 Winter Classic

 

In 2017, when Adidas took over, the overall design of the Dragoons uniforms, considered sacred by fans at this point, stayed the same, while the numbers and names reflected a more historic feel:

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2017-Present

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RightGuard    8

How many teams do you hope to have when you reach the present day?

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