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1980-81 Fred Ahern & Dale Yakiwchuk Baltimore Clippers & 1981-82 Rob Currie Baltimore Skipjacks Game Worn Jersey Final EHL Season Inaugural ACHL Season Game Worn Jersey
Lot #226

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1980-81 Fred Ahern & Dale Yakiwchuk Baltimore Clippers & 1981-82 Rob Currie Baltimore Skipjacks Game Worn Jersey  Final EHL Season  Inaugural ACHL Season Game Worn Jersey
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1980-81 Fred Ahern & Dale Yakiwchuk Baltimore Clippers & 1981-82 Rob Currie Baltimore Skipjacks Game Worn Jersey Final EHL Season Inaugural ACHL Season Game Worn Jersey
Lot #226

This home white mesh gamer by Stall & Dean was worn by Fred Ahern and Dale Yakiwchuk during the 1980-81 EHL season, the final season for the Eastern Hockey League. The jersey was then recycled and worn by Rob Currie during the 1981-82 ACHL season, the league’s inaugural season. Ahern, a native of South Boston made his NHL debut in 1974-75 with the California Seals. Fred spent two years with the Seals before another couple with the Cleveland Barons and a partial year with the expansion Colorado Rockies. Yakiwchuk, a noted 6’ 4” power forward, played for the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA in between a 9-year minor-pro career. In 657 minor league games, Dale scored 218 goals and 697 points and amassed 1629 PIMS!

Currie was a RW who had a brief but successful playing career. He spent a mere 2 seasons in the ACHL, playing for Baltimore and Schenectady as a rookie in 1981-82 and then spending a year with the Erie Golden Blades the following year. In 98 career games played, Currie lit the lamp 55 times and added 72 helpers for an impressive 127 points.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer are the Stall & Dean, wash, size and year tagging. The game wear on this size 52 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn trauma, inner pilling and some team-sewn repair work to the front collar. Removed from the upper verso and lost to history is the player nameplate. The Skipjacks crest replaced the Clippers diagonal lettering. Packed full of Baltimore hockey history, this jersey was worn during the last of two EHL seasons and during the Baltimore Clippers final year of play in what was also the inaugural ACHL season.