This road blue dureen gamer by Stall & Dean was worn circa the late 1960’s and possibly the early 1970’s during EHL play. The Salem Rebels played in the Eastern Hockey League from 1967-70. They moved to Roanoke in 1970-71 and then spent 3 more seasons in the ill-fated league playing as the Roanoke Valley Rebels before the league folded.
Believed to be the only known example in the hobby, this rare minor league gamer was likely worn over the course of multiple seasons. Sewn into the collar of this vintage dureen is the Stall & Dean and size 54 tagging. This late 1960’s era tie-down is of heavyweight dureen and features solid game use that consists of stick marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes, pulls, pilling, some material runs and a team-sewn repair. The notation ‘VYH18’ is penned on the inner hem and likely stands for Valley Youth Hockey, #18. A truly rare example, which would sit front and center in any serious collection of minor league gamers, choice!