Re: [hockhist] bogus WHL Johnny Canuck logo?
- I got the Canucks logo from a vintage hockey program from the 1964-65
season. I seem to recall it was printed in a large format on the front
of the program, almost positive it was a Canucks program (small chance
it was from another team when the Canucks were visiting). I found a
66-67 Portland Buckaroos program and the logo looks very similar, but
with less detail.
I can attest to the fact that I scanned that logo myself, I did so prior
to August 12, 1997 (the earliest filedate on my PC, the date I
transferred from a different PC). I did not sketch the logo or change it
in any way. It would take me months to find the exact program I scanned
it from though. The other identical logos have been taken from the file
available on hockeydb.
> I've been doing a little research into the WHL Canucks and I've
> noticed that the lumberjack logo that is seen everywhere on the web
> does not seem to be on any vintage program, uniform, puck etc. Every
> vintage resource I've come across uses one of two other logos instead.
> One that appeared in the late 50's and another that appeared around 1963.
> So where does this come from? Why is it now ubiquitous?
> What's really strange is that the NHL team used this "bogus" version
> as the basis for their modernized Johnny Canuck logos instead of one
> that was used by the team. Could a fan or newspaper sketch artist have
> created a phony logo history?
> Why didn't the Canucks use the original logo as seen on Luongo's mask?
> Frankly that 50's logo is such a classic looking mark. I've always
> thought the "bogus" one looked very ugly and minor league looking in