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he first effort to bring professional hockey to Charlotte began with the formation of the Charlotte Hockey Club, a group of local businessmen represented by Bill Shields who lobbied for a franchise in the Eastern Hockey League. On Jan. 23, 1956, a mechanical fire caused the total destruction of the Carlin’s Iceland rink in Baltimore, leaving the EHL’s Baltimore Clippers without a home rink for the remainder of their schedule. Clippers owner Charlie Rock was approached by Shields with an offer to play some of the games newly dedicated Charlotte Coliseum, with the ultimate aim of securing the franchise in Charlotte for the following season as well. Rock agreed to play five of the Clippers’ remaining twelve home games in Charlotte.

At the time, there was little precedent for hockey in the American South. Aside from an abortive attempt to form a league in Florida during the 1930s, no professional team had ever played south of Louisville, Kentucky or east of Houston, Texas. The EHL approved the move, and only a week later the temporarily renamed “Rebels” played their first game in Charlotte. The result was a smashing success at the gate—an over-capacity crowd of 10,363 turned out for the debut, with an estimated 3,000 turned away. In all, the first five games in Charlotte drew a crowd of nearly 40,000, prompting Rock to keep the franchise in Charlotte for good.

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Visit yesteryear by touring our website and view defunct teams and leagues you may never heard of. Wear one of our custom made jerseys and stand out from the rest of the pack in your town who are all wearing the modern day jerseys.

We also can custom make a jersey from your past, maybe a relatives or maybe one of your own creations. In the past we have also made jerseys for customers with their own fantasy league teams, we can help you out and have fun at the same time.

All our work is custom done and we can also do a jersey from your past, maybe a relatives past team they played for. From Football to Hockey to Soccer, even Lacrosse and Roller Derby, it’s a must visit.

Visit:

Website: www.oldjerseys.com
Facebook: …
Pinterest: …

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