Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, we have a very special edition of TXHT Jersey Share as we have a fan submission to the series from Joshua Benkin.
Joshua: I have a Baltimore Skipjacks red road jersey when Abe Pollin’s Centre Management group ran the Baltimore Arena, as a part of the agreement the AHL team there became the Caps (Washington Capitals) top affiliate and the (Washington) Bullets (of the NBA) returned to play 4 games a year.
Here’s a video of the jersey history of Baltimore Minor League hockey:
Here is the Baltimore Skipjacks Road jersey when Abe Pollin managed the Baltimore (now Royal Farms) arena and they were a Caps affiliate. Before the Caps were established my Dad and I went up to Baltimore to see the Clippers play AHL hockey. The three main teams to play there were the Clippers, then in the late 90s, for a half season, the WHA Michigan Stags became the Blades which were a league owned place holder team and folded at season end. Then the new Clippers came in and later had to change name to Skipjacks due to copyrights. The last they had was the first pro team in that town to wear purple, the Bandits which were a (Anaheim Mighty) Ducks affiliate.
Thank you Joshua for your submission, and your story about the your Skipjacks jersey. Both pictures are courtesy of Joshua Benkin.
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