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Kitchener Rangers to Honour RCAF Tomorrow

Kitchener Rangers 2013 Rembrance Day Jersey

The Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League will be donning their annual Remembrance Day jerseys a few weeks early this year, when they hit the ice wearing uniforms paying tribute to the Royal Canadian Air Force tomorrow night.

From the Rangers release:

The 2013 Remembrance Day Commemorative Jersey pays homage to the Royal Canadian Air Force, its service men and women, and its tremendous hockey legacy. After local hockey heroes Bobby Bauer, Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart (the ‘Kraut Line’) put their hockey careers on hold and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, they joined the Ottawa RCAF hockey team, leading them to victory in the 1942 Allen Cup. Named the Greatest Military Athletes of the 20th Century, the 1948 Ottawa RCAF Flyers won the Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

This year’s sweater colours are inspired by the jerseys worn by athletes like Bauer, Schmidt and Dumart, and the numbers and font are replicas of those found on RCAF aircraft and ships.

Kraut Line Ottawa RCAF Flyers
Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer, and Woody Dumart wearing the uniforms of the Ottawa RCAF Flyers during World War II

This is the ninth year in a row that the Rangers have honoured the Canadian Forces and its history by wearing a commemorative jersey for Remembrance Day. Over those past eight seasons the Rangers have raised over $200,000 for various charities from auctioning off these game-worn jerseys.

Kitchener Rangers Remembrance Day Jerseys 2007-2012

As with previous years jerseys will be available for purchase…

Kitchener Jersey Auction

Fans can bid for the game-worn jerseys from tomorrow’s match at the arena during the game.