Teammates — not inmates

In 1932 the uniforms worn by Summerland’s hockey team may have been designed to distract their opponents.

  • Feb. 10, 2016 6:00 p.m.

In 1932 the uniforms worn by Summerland’s hockey team may have been designed to distract their opponents. Even though the stripes were reminiscent of vintage prison garb, our boys wore their colours with pride. Pictured here, on Charlie Wharton’s outdoor rink, are Shelly Knowles, Art Dunsdon, Pete Lewis, Jack Hill, Charlie Norris, Bun Duxbury, Martin Maxim, Wes Birche, Keith Elliott and, in front, Mait Kersey, Dickie Moore and Kenneth McKenzie. There are still stripes on modern uniforms, such as those worn by Summerland Steam, but they are not quite as conspicuous. If you haven’t checked out the Steam’s uniforms lately, this would be great time to take in their home games. Plus you’ll get to see some great hockey. Cheer our boys on as they head for the playoffs!