Carrying on Cleveland’s professional hockey history, which dates back to 1929, the Cleveland Lumberjacks carved up Richfield Coliseum and Gund Arena for nine seasons between 1992 and 2001 as part of the International Hockey League (IHL). And with two of the IHL’s foremost scorers, centre Jock Callander and right-winger David Michayluk, all winter you could hear the siren sound on opponents’ goals.
Moving from Muskegon, Michigan, where the Lumberjacks won two league titles and began their tradition of taking rivals to the woodshed, the Jacks made the playoffs seven of their nine seasons in Cleveland. At the franchise’s height, more than 10,000 regularly packed in to watch their winter warriors’ gloves come off and the win column grow. While the IHL closed shop in 2001 and Cleveland’s Lumberjacks skated off into the history books, former players went on to become NHL All-Stars and take part in Stanley Cup-winning teams. Pay homage to the board-crushing days with Buzz in this classic tee.