Circa late 1960's NHL Detroit Red Wings # 30 recycled to 1970-73 era OHA Hamilton Red Wings then on to the 1973-75 Hamilton Finochio Cupido Red Wings (also known as the Hamilton Fincup B's in 1974/75)
Showing the wear associated with a jersey that was recycled over the course of 5 to 6 years, this jersey began as a # 30 with the NHL Detroit Red Wings in the late 1960's. It was then recycled to the OHA Hamilton Red Wings circa 1970-73 then on to a 1973-75 Junior B team known as the Hamilton Finochio Cupido Red Wings, named after their owners, Joe Finochio and the Cupido brothers, Ron and Mario. During this time the owners of this team would then purchase the OHA Hamilton Red Wings in 1974 and change the name of the team to the Hamilton Fincups, a combination of the owners names.
This jersey serves as a tremendous example of how NHL jerseys would make their way down through several leagues over several years. It also serves as a link in the chain of ownership of the Hamilton Red Wings and how the Fincups got their name. The Fincups were very successful winning the 1976 Memorial Cup. The Jr. B Finochio Cupido Red Wings were also successful winning the 1974 Sutherland Cup for supremacy in the Ontario Junior B league.
Wearing # 30 for the Detroit Red Wings in the late 60's were Roger Crozier, George Gardner 1967/68, Terry Sawchuk 1968/69, Roy Edwards 1968/69-69/70. Wearing # 30 for the Hamilton Red Wings were Mike Veisor 1970-72, Rollie Kimble 1972-73. Wearing # 1 for the Hamilton Finochio Cupido Red Wings were Mike Clarke 1973/74 and Al Jensen 1974/75 both of whom would go on to careers in the NHL.