Tragically Hip fans will be able to get their hands on a very cool piece of Hip merchandise thanks to a hockey game in the Hip’s hometown.
The OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs will honour The Hip with a special jersey and game on Jan. 28.
Players will wear the Hip-inspired jerseys and then they’ll be auctioned off after the game. Full details about the auction will be released the week before the game.
Proceeds will support the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook Hospital.
“We started with the base of the 1964 Boston Bruins home jersey, to reflect the year Gord Downie was born and his favourite team,” said Justin Chenier, Executive Director of Business Operations with the Kingston Frontenacs.
“We added The Tragically Hip’s logo-wordmark from their 2011 concert at Bobcaygeon as the main logo on the front of the jersey, and their signature-wordmark on the back. In the background of the jersey is the name of every album and song recorded and released by the band, from their self-titled 1987 debut to 2016’s Man Machine Poem.”
For more on the game and the jerseys, click HERE. – Sarah