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Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Uniform, Sports

Accession number: 2011.08.211
Category: Status Symbols
Object type: Sweater
Object subtype: Hockey
Date: circa 1922
Measurements: 74 cm L
Group: Hockey
Narrative: Mickey Roach was from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He was one of the first Nova Scotians to play in the National Hockey League, and there were not many forwards in the NHL who were better than Roach. In 1919, Mickey played with the Hamilton Tigers of the Amateur League, and he led his team to the Allan Cup. The following year, Mickey turned professional with the Toronto St. Pat"s. He played in Toronto for one year before returning to Hamilton to play for their newly-established professional team. In 1924, the Hamilton team moved to New York to become the New York Americans. Mickey continued to play in New York until 1927, when he retired from hockey and joined the Canadian Customs office in Sydney. In Mickey's nine years in the NHL he played 207 games, notching 75 goals and 27 assists. A versatile and all-round athlete, Mickey later joined the Glace Bay baseball team, playing in the Cape Breton Professional League. He was a left-handed star at both first and third base. Mickey Roach is an original member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.

One Hamilton Tigers NHL jersey replica, NHL Heritage Jersey circa 1922. Gold and black striped with the head of a tiger on the front.