Our highly coveted Maroons Road hoodie drops this Saturday – October 16 in-store and online. Re-stocked in the black as well as a new heather grey colorway. The hoodies will be available in S through XXL and limited to 94 pieces.
The graphic depicts the Winnipeg Arena a few days before the city’s dilapidated but beloved premier ice hockey venue would be demolished at the cost of $1.45 million dollars. The old barn is best remembered as the home of the first Winnipeg Jets franchise, which played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1972 to 1979 and the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979 to 1996. It was also home to junior and minor league teams such as the Manitoba Moose (1996–2004) and Winnipeg Warriors (1955–1961). The arena closed after the completion of the MTS Centre in November of 2004 which would set the stage for the return of the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League in Winnipeg 2011.
After the building was gutted the final demolition took place on March 26, 2006. The planned implosion failed to bring down the entire structure signifying that we weren’t quite ready to let it all go.