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1995-96 Jeff Dooks Moncton Alpines Game Worn Jersey - Inaugural Season
Lot #214

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1995-96 Jeff Dooks Moncton Alpines Game Worn Jersey - Inaugural Season
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1995-96 Jeff Dooks Moncton Alpines Game Worn Jersey - Inaugural Season
Lot #214

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Jeff Dooks during the 1995-96 QMJHL season, Moncton’s inaugural year in the QMJHL. Dooks made his Junior’s debut at 16-years old in 1995-96 with the Moncton Alpines. He began the following season with the newly minted Moncton Wildcats before joining the Sherbrooke Faucons later that same season. Dooks finished his playing career in the MJAHL.

Moncton joined the QMJHL in 1995-96 and spent a lone season bearing the Alpines nickname under the guidance of Head Coach Lucien DeBlois. The hardships of the team cannot be understated, dismal attendance and unwillingness by ownership to continue providing funds for operations caused the Alpines to be taken over by the league in November of 1995. Despite being in the league’s hands, things actually got worse as players went without meal and hotel stipends and were forced to sleep on the team bus at times. As the New Year approached, the team revolted prior to a game at Chicoutimi, threatening not to play unless conditions improved. The Alpines eventually made it through the year winning a paltry 14 games. Prior to the following season, new ownership was found and the Alpines were renamed, becoming the Moncton Wildcats, an exemplary franchise who still exist to this day.

The game wear on this size 54 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, heavy collar pilling and inner pilling. This is the first time that we recall seeing a Moncton Alpines inaugural season game worn sweater up for bid at Major Auction; an important piece of QMJHL history.