1932-33 EDMONTON ESKIMOS # 5 NORMAN "CHUBBY" SCOTT
GAME WORN WESTERN CANADA HOCKEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS JERSEY
This is the only known jersey to have ever surfaced of this historic hockey franchise. Commencing in 1911 the Edmonton Eskimos franchise began as a Senior team playing exhibition games. In 1919 the franchise became professional in the Big 4 Hockey League and then in 1921 the Western Canada Hockey League with Hall of Famers, Duke Keats, "Bullet" Joe Simpson and many other stars including Art Gagne, Bob Trapp, Helge Bostrom, Ty Arbour, Johnny Sheppard and Hal Winkler. They would play in the Stanley Cup final vs the Ottawa Senators in 1923 and lose a closely contested two game series. The professional WCHL folded in 1926 but was resurrected in 1932. This jersey is from this team that won the WCHL Championship of 1932-33. A team photo and individual player photo from this year indicate the style of jersey worn. It matches exactly to that of this jersey. The Eskimos had several different styles of jerseys over their history and this era had a very specific style. Program evidence indicates that # 5 was worn by Norman "Chubby" Scott for this season and the next.
Norman "Chubby" Scott was a career professional hockey player who played in the AHA with the Kansas City Pla-Mors and St. Louis Flyers from 1926-1932: The WCHL and NWHL Edmonton Eskimos 1932-34: The Portland Buckaroos, Calgary Consols and Seattle Seahawks 1935-42.
Professional hockey league jerseys from this era are very rare and seldom seen. This jersey is a cornerstone of the Canadian National Hockey Museum collection.