27.7.08

GO....Swastikas?



Yes, that is a Swastika on their sweaters.

No, it's not Berlin circa '44.

Yes, those are women....with skirts on (well, 'cept for coach).

And yes, they were the Edmonton Swastika hockey team. And this is 1916, many many moons before Adolph mania was sweeping through Europe. And yes, like you, I wonder: did they have to disband because of the rise of the Third Reich or were they really not havin' fun anymore?(Ya know, like the "old" Swastika used to represent).

Anyway, I heard their big rivals the Calgary Zimmermans went on to win several championships in the late 60's, early 70's.

1 comment:

Big Earl said...

I wonder if girls that played hockey back then were lesbians as well?