Friday, November 25, 2011

A Close Shave

Over the past month, many people in the hockey community have focused on men's health issues via the Movember campaign. Men were encouraged to grow facial hair in support of the cause. In Toronto, former Maple Leaf Wendel Clark shaved his legendary growth, then started the process of letting his "Mo" grow back.

As the month comes to a close, many guys will be picking-up their razors so they can return to their normal look. In conjuction with this, I found several vintage advertisements which are timely for the occasion.

The above ad features the centre of the Leafs famed Kid Line, Joe Primeau. It dates back to 1936.

Using the clever tag of "Five NHL Goalies Face-Off", this ad from the Original Six era includes Johnny Bower and Terry Sawchuk of the 1967 Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs. Between the Leaf netminding duo and the Canadiens tandem of Gump Worsley and Charlie Hodge, is New York's Ed Giacomin.

1 comment:

  1. These are great images. Do you know where i can source these? I'm looking for images for a book on the Maples Leafs.