The Kingston Frontenacs Unveil Their Tragically Hip Tribute Jerseys

The OHL's Kingston Frontenacs are paying tribute to the city's most famous export, The Tragically Hip. They went with 1964 Boston Bruins black and gold, to reflect the year Gord Downie was born, and his favourite team. The jerseys are gonna be auctioned off afterwards, with proceeds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research through Sunnybrook Hospital. VERY cool!

“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.”

-Justin Chenier, Executive Director of Business Operations with the Kingston Frontenacs.

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