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Gary Bergman Detroit Red Wings Northland Game Used Stick Used 1966 Stanley Cup Finals
Lot #260

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Gary Bergman Detroit Red Wings Northland Game Used Stick Used 1966 Stanley Cup Finals
Lot #260
This Northland Pro hockey stick was game used by Gary Bergman while playing for the Detroit Red Wings during game 6 of the 1966 Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens. Bergman began his NHL career with the Red Wings in 1964-65 after 4 seasons in the AHL. He would go on to play in 12 NHL seasons, 10+ for the Wings, a partial season with the North Stars and a final season with the Scouts. This defenseman was a member of the 1972 Team Canada squad that defeated the Russians in the Summit Series, playing in all 8 games in the series. Bergman was an NHL All Star in 1973.

This Northland stick has the player name “Bergman” stamped on the side. The player number “23” is written in red marker under the butt tape. On both sides are the “Northland Skis” and “Olympic Sporting Goods Co.” stamps towards the top. This stick was acquired by our consignor at the conclusion of game 6 of the 1966 Stanley Cup Finals. While the Canadiens were on a three on two rush, Bergman was with Henri Richard when he collided with Richard and pushed him towards goalie Roger Crozier. The puck hit Richard and bounced into the goal. This controversial goal, at 2:20 of overtime, gave the Canadiens their 7th Stanley Cup Championship in 11 years. Both Bergman and Crozier thought the puck was knocked in with Richard’s hand. Upon leaving the ice and extremely upset, Bergman threw his stick which fell at our consignor’s feet. He has had the stick in his possession ever since. The stick is fully taped on the butt while the blade tape has been removed.