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Hunting the Last Hamilton Tiger

Hunting the Last Hamilton Tiger

In the early 1990s a sweater from Hamilton’s only NHL team, known as the Tigers was sold for $500 by a local Hamilton sports card collector. Although it sold for $500 at the time, the sweater's value is estimated at over $60,000. In 2005 Sports Illustrated listed the sweater as one of the top 25 lost sports treasures.

In Hunting the Last Hamilton Tiger, local filmmaker David Wesley follows Russ Boychuk, who owns the rights to the Hamilton Tigers name for an NHL franchise on his quest to track down the coveted sweater and in hopes of lifting the curse on the city's chances of getting an NHL team once again.

In the documentary Wesley follows Boychuk as he travels to New York, Toronto, Montreal, and Hamilton. Boychuk even makes inquiries as far away as Australia, entering the mysterious world of sports paraphernalia collectors. Throughout his search Boychuk also tracks down descendants of the team. Viewers will also hear from hockey notables including Don Cherry, Dave Andreychuk, Glenn "Chico" Resch, and Pat Quinn.

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  • Documentary

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