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Gerry Cheevers and Johnny Bower Autographed Cheevers Model Stick
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Gerry Cheevers and Johnny Bower Autographed Cheevers Model Stick
Lot #516
This Gerry Cheevers Northland model stick is autograpehd on the blade by Hall of Fame goaltenders Gerry Cheevers and Johnny Bower. The player name "Cheevers" is stamped on the side. This is the exact model Cheevers would have used in a game. The stick is untaped and unused.

Cheevers, an NHL All Star, was among the finest goaltenders of his generation. He backstopped the Bruins to 2-Stanley Cup championships in 1970 and 1972. The following season, during his prime, Cheevers bolted to the WHA’s Cleveland Crusaders where he spent the next 3+ seasons. He was 3 times a 1st or 2nd Team WHA All Star selection and won the Ben Hatskin Trophy for WHA goaltender of the year in 1973. “Cheesey” has an impressive international resume as well. He represented the WHA in their 8-game Summitt Series in 1974 against the Russians while also serving Team Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup and Team NHL in the 1979 Challenge Cup. After returning to Boston during the 1975-76 season, Cheevers led the Bruins back to dominance. They made the Stanley Cup Finals in 1977 and 1978 and the Semi Finals in 1979, losing all 3 times to the Montreal Canadiens dynasty. Cheevers is a deserving member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and is one of Boston’s most beloved figures of all-time.

Bower played 13 seasons in the NHL.  After one season with the Rangers, Johnny played the rest of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Bower led the Leafs to 3 consecutive Stanley Cup Championships, 1962-64.  In 1967 he would team up with Terry Sawchuk to lead the Maple Leafs to their 4th Cup during his reign.  Although he didn't really like the two-goalie system (He wanted to play as many games as he could), Bower and Sawchuk shared the Vezina trophy as best NHL goalies in 1964-65.  In his last season 1968-69, Johnny became the oldest goalie to appear in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at almost 44 1/2 years old. Bower was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.