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1939-40 Bill Robinson Portage la Prairie Terriers Worn Jacket
Lot #268

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1939-40 Bill Robinson Portage la Prairie Terriers Worn Jacket
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1939-40 Bill Robinson Portage la Prairie Terriers Worn Jacket
Lot #268
This vintage Bill Robinson Portage la Prairie Terriers team jacket was originally sourced along with his Portage la Prairie Terriers game worn wool jersey in Western Canada in 2009. They were obtained from a collector who purchased these items directly from the Robinson estate after he passed away in the summer of 2008.

This spectacular vintage silk jacket was worn by Bill Robinson during the 1939-40 MJHL season. Robinson is an honored member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. This adept goal scorer spent about 20 years honing his craft dating back to his time spent in Junior’s with Portage in the late 1930’s thru the 1940’s and 50’s where he played for the Winnipeg Rangers in the early 1940’s and also later spent time with the New York Rovers, Quebec Aces, Seattle Ironmen, had a 6-year stint with the Ottawa Senators and finished things up with the Seattle Americans and Harringay Racers. Robinson won the Memorial Cup with Winnipeg in 1941 and the Allan Cup with the Quebec Aces in 1944. Robinson was a 2-time 1st Team All Star selection for the Ottawa Senators. After his playing career was over, he became a successful coach and later, in 1972, became the first director of player development for the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets.

Robinson spent just a single season, 1939-40, with the MJHL’s Portage Terriers. During that this time with Portage la Prairie, Bill wore the player #9. Robinson’s game worn wool jersey is being offered as a separate lot. Sewn to the left breast of this team jacket is the 1939-40 felt crest, which adds to the provenance of these important offerings. Portage existed for merely 6 seasons in the MJHL, spanning 1937-43. The condition of this 75+-year-old silk team jacket is terrific, having been impeccably preserved by the family with just a bit of loose stitching at the lower left side of the crest. The original period Dot zipper remains in perfect working condition. A spectacularly preserved 75+-year old silk team jacket that was worn by this Manitoba Hockey Hall of Famer, choice!