Buffalo Bisons 1970 vintage hockey jersey...................$195.00

Made from game weight doubleknit fabric with an embroidered front crest which is an exact stitch for stitch recreation of the original. This high end jersey features double elbows and double shoulders and fight strap tie down sewn inside the back waist.
The historyof Buffalo's hockey Bisons
     The Buffalo Bisons were an American Hockey League ice hockey franchise that played from 1940 to 1970 in Buffalo, New York. They replaced the original Buffalo Bisons hockey team, which left the area in 1936 after its arena collapsed. They were the first professional hockey team to play their games in the Buffalo city proper; the previous team had played across the border at an arena in Fort Erie, Ontario. The Bisons played at the newly constructed Memorial Auditorium, and at various times had affiliations with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. 


     The team's unusual bottle cap logo stems from the Bisons being purchased in 1956 by the owner of the local franchise of Pepsi-Cola, who changed the team's colors and logo to reflect the soft drink company; the Bisons retained the logo for the rest of their existence. They were Calder Cup champions in ~~1943, 1944, 1946, 1963 and 1970, and runners-up in 1948, 1951, 1955, 1959 and 1962. The team ceased operations after the 1969–70 season due to the awarding of a National Hockey League expansion team, the Buffalo Sabres, to begin play in 1970–71.


     Like the Pittsburgh Hornets three years earlier (also shut down because of NHL expansion), the Bisons closed out their existence with one final championship. After the Bisons folded, the Sabres were granted an AHL franchise, who used it to establish the Cincinnati Swords in 1971. On September 18, 2010, the Sabres announced that they would be adopting a third jersey that pays homage to the Bisons during their 2010–11 season. The Bisons-inspired third jersey was used for that and the following season before being discontinued.


1969-70 American Hockey League Standings Leagues

Eastern

Team                        GP W  L  T   Pts GF  GA PIM  Att.     Coach         Playoff Results

Montreal Voyageurs 72 43 15 14 100 327 195 1233 3,252 Al MacNeil Lost in round 2

Springfield Kings     72 38 29 5 81 287 287 931 4,859 Wilson, Anderson {+} Lost in Finals

Quebec Aces            72 27 39 6 60 221 272 1031 2,976 Walter "Turk" Broda Lost in round 1

Providence Reds      72 23 36 13 59 218 267 796 4,521 Dave Creighton Out of Playoffs

Western

Buffalo Bisons         72 40 17 15 95 280 193 858 6,475 Fred Shero Won Championship

Hershey Bears          72 28 28 16 72 247 249 782 5,574 Frank Mathers Lost in round 1

Baltimore Clippers   72 25 30 17 67 230 252 938 6,082 Rudy Migay Lost in round 1

Cleveland Barons     72 23 33 16 62 222 255 934 3,888 Jack Gordon Out of Playoffs

Rochester Americans72 18 38 16 52 253 315 999 3,927 Dick Gamble Out of Playoffs


Buffalo Bisons team statistics 1969-70

Coach: Fred Shero (40-17-15-0) 

                                                            Regular Season     Playoffs

#  Player Name Birthdate    Age Pos. GP G  A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

10 Guy Trottier 1941-04-01 28   R     71 55 33 88 8 9      6  2  8  9

11 Gerry Ouellette 1938-11-01 30 R   67 26 46 72 10     11 2  7  9    2

6 Don Blackburn 1938-05-14 31 L     68 27 44 71 40      13 5 7 12    6

7 Bob Jones 1945-11-27 23 L             71 25 37 62 40      14 5 10 15 14

  Wayne Rivers 1942-02-01 27 R        68 27 34 61 58     14 3 9 12    6

17 Dennis Kassian 1941-07-14 28 L   72 29 31 60 48     14 7 3 10    8

12 Bill Knibbs       1942-01-24 27 C    69 17 43 60 18      8 1 4   5  10

    Terry Crisp 1943-05-28 26        C    51 15 34 49 14      -- -- -- -- --

     Ron Attwell 1935-02-09 34 R         71 9 39 48 28       7 2 0   2   2

16 Wayne Maki 1944-11-10 24 L         39 13 20 33 72    14 4 4 8   61

Larry Hornung 1945-11-10 23 D         54 6 26 32 24       14 2 4 6   20

3 Bill Plager 1945-07-06 24 D             48 2 28 30 91       -- -- -- -- --

4 Bob Ash 1943-09-29 25 D                71 0 21 21 43        14 1 8 9   8

Gary Veneruzzo 1943-06-28 26 L        21 8 11 19 2         14 6 5 11 9

2 Randy Legge 1945-12-16 23 D         72 0 18 18 161     14 0 3 3 30

Roger Cote Spfld.-Buffalo 1939-12-22 29 D

                                                               56 6 10 16 54        4 0 1 1 8

Ron Anderson 1945-07-29 24 R             9 8   3 11 16         -- -- -- -- --

19 Larry Brown 1947-04-14 22 D         41 2 8 10 46          -- -- -- -- --

John Barber 1947-07-13 22 D 19 2 4 6 8 7 0 0 0 4

Orland Kurtenbach 1936-09-07 32 C 6 1 5 6 2 -- -- -- -- --

Dick Paradise 1945-04-21 24 D 22 2 3 5 37 14 0 2 2 10

Don Giesebrecht 1946-11-07 22 C 8 3 0 3 0 4 0 1 1 0

Forbes Kennedy 1935-08-18 34 C 19 2 1 3 42 4 0 0 0 0

18 Sheldon Kannegiesser 1947-08-15 22 D 17 1 2 3 14 -- -- -- -- --

1 Gilles Villemure 1940-05-30 29 G 65 0 2 2 4 14 0 1 1 0

Doug Brindley 1949-06-08 20 C -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 1 1 0

Mike Robitaille 1948-02-12 21 D -- -- -- -- -- 5 0 4 4 14

Syl Apps 1947-08-01 22 C -- -- -- -- -- 7 2 3 5 6

Doug Acomb 1949-05-15 20 L -- -- -- -- -- 2 0 0 0 0

Larry McIntyre 1949-07-13 20 D -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0 0 0

Ron Buchanan 1944-11-15 24 C -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0 0 0

Jim Krulicki 1948-03-09 21 R -- -- -- -- -- 7 3 2 5 5

Bert Wilson 1949-10-17 19 L -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0 0 0

Ed Hoekstra 1937-11-04 31 R 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

30 Al Johnstone 1947-01-26 22 G 13 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

Totals 286 503 789 880

Goalies

Player Name       GP Min GA  GAA W L T Svs Pct EN SO

Gilles Villemure 65 3714 156  2.52                              0 8

Al Johnstone       13   602  35  3.49                               2 0