The City of Vancouver was no stranger to professional hockey. It was the home of the Vancouver Millionaires from 1911 to 1922, who became known as the Vancouver Maroons and played until 1926. The Millionaires appeared in five Stanley Cups and won it in 1915. When construction started on the new Pacific Coliseum in 1967, it was intended to be used to attract a National Hockey League franchise.
In fact, Vancouver made a bid for an expansion team in 1967 but was turned down and also rejected as part of a plan in 1968 to relocate the failing Oakland Seals to Vancouver based on a fear of how it would look to have an expansion team relocate in its second season. The NHL did promise Vancouver a franchise the next time the league expanded. In 1970 the promise was fulfilled, and the Canucks joined the NHL along with the Buffalo Sabres.
The team was actually the Western Hockey League Vancouver Canucks that was purchased by the group awarded the franchise and moved to the NHL. If you have any Vancouver Canucks hockey pucks store them in our Vancouver Canucks Double Hockey Puck Display Case.
Our NHL Two Hockey Puck Display Case features:
Has space to hold two hockey pucks (not included)
Features a mahogany base
Comes with a FREE two line nameplate
Includes an engraved Vancouver Canucks logo
Officially licensed by the NHL