1926 Chicago Founding Year Tee - Streaker Sports
1926 Chicago Founding Year Tee - Streaker Sports

1926 Chicago Founding Year Tee

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The Story

On May 1, 1926, the NHL awarded an expansion franchise for Chicago to a syndicate headed by former football star Huntington Hardwick of Boston. At the same meeting, Hardwick arranged the purchase of the players of the Portland Rosebuds of the Western Hockey League for $100,000 from WHL president Frank Patrick in a deal brokered by Boston Bruins' owner Charles AdamsHowever, only one month later, Hardwick's group sold out to Chicago coffee tycoon Frederic McLaughlin. McLaughlin had been a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I.This division was nicknamed the "Blackhawk Division" after a Native American of the Sauk nation, Black Hawk, who was a prominent figure in the history of Illinois. McLaughlin named the new hockey team in honor of the military unit. The blackhawks originally played in the Chicago Coliseum.

Crafted with the intention of being the softest shirt in your lineup, our signature tees are made with premium airlume (for softness) and ringspun (for durability) cotton combined with poly to make the perfect tee👌 that wears and feels like a well-worn favorite. Our garments are printed with inks that actually blend into the fabric giving it more character and true vintage look with every wash.

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  • 52% airlume ring-spun cotton/48% polyester
  • Unisex fit
  • Imported garment with American-made fabrics.
  • Printed in the USA 🇺🇸
  • Made in certified eco-friendly facilities ♻️