1967-68 CPHL Tulsa Oilers #16 Len "Comet" Haley
ROAD WHITE GAME WORN JERSEY - ASSISTANT “A”
This exceptionally rare jersey from the 1967-68 Central Pacific Hockey League Champions, Tulsa Oilers was worn by Len “Comet” Haley. The Tulsa Oilers were a professional affiliate to the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs from 1964 -1973. The Maple Leaf team colours of blue and white make up this remarkable dureen size 42 jersey made by General Athletic who also made the first dureen jerseys worn by the Maple Leafs in this era. Len Haley led the team in scoring with 34 goals and tied for the lead in points with 80. He was 36 years old at the time and yet was still the prolific and dynamic player he had been his entire career. This was the 5th League Championship team he had been on in his professional career. The others being the Edmonton Flyers, Brandon Regals and San Francisco Seals (2X) of the professional Western Hockey League. This jersey is the only one I have had the pleasure of seeing from this team in this season. It comes directly from the personal collection of Mr. Haley. The jersey is hammered with team repairs and may have been worn for more than one season and possibly by Doug Dunville in the previous year of 1966-67.
A very significant jersey in the history of minor professional hockey.