Fronts Declare January 28 Tragically Hip Night

The Kingston Frontenacs have proclaimed January 28 to be Tragically Hip Night at the KRC.

The Fronts will host Mississauga in special Tragically Hip themed jerseys.

"The design is based off the 1964 Boston Bruins home jersey, to reflect the year Gord Downie was born and his favourite team," says Executive Director of Business Operations with the Kingston Frontenacs, Justin Chenier.

"We added The Tragically Hip's logo-wordmark from their 2011 concert at Bobcaygeon as the main logo on the front of the jersey, and their signature-wordmark on the back. In the background of the jersey is the name of every album and song recorded and released by the band, from their self-titled 1987 debut to 2016's Man Machine Poem. We wanted to include the lyrics of every song they've recorded, but typed in 11-point Arial, the 30,333 words, or 128,380 characters was 45 pages long."

The game worn jersey's will be auctioned off later with net proceeds to be donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.