Celebrate Oregon Winter Sports History

The Oregon Historical Society’s original exhibition, Freeze the Day! A History of Winter Sports in Oregon, on view from December 3, 2021 – July 17, 2022, celebrates the history of outdoor recreation in Oregon and the champion athletes and innovators who have made their mark on winter sports. Visit the OHS Museum Store to explore a wide range of products, some exclusive to OHS, that illustrate the emotional draw of winter sports and highlight Oregon’s natural resources and beauty.

1936 Portland Buckaroos Replica Sweater

Limited Edition 1936 Portland Buckaroos Replica Sweater

This authentic hockey sweater reproduction is made from 16-gauge worsted wool and knitted in the Seattle workshop of Ebbets Field Flannels with a wool felt #1 hand-sewn on the back as worn by Andy “The Glasgow Gobbler” Aitkenhead, whose gloves and pads are on display in Freeze the Day! The Scottish-born goaltender was a star player for the Pacific Coast Hockey Associations’s Portland Buckaroos and led them to a championship in 1936. The OHS Museum Store is excited to have a limited run of these custom sweaters, the perfect gift for lovers of vintage sports memorabilia!

Retail Price: $225

1925–1926 Portland Rosebuds Logo T-Shirt

Custom Portland Rosebuds Logo Merchandise

The Portland Rosebuds was the name of two of the earliest professional ice hockey teams in the City of Roses. The original Portland Rosebuds of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association were the first United States-based franchise to compete for the Stanley Cup in 1916. The name “Rosebuds” was resurrected for a 1925 Western Hockey League (WHL) team, sporting a bold logo that is featured on a range of custom products in the OHS Museum Store that includes a t-shirt, enamel pin, and vinyl sticker. When the WHL folded in 1926, the National Hockey League’s expansion team, the Chicago Blackhawks, purchased the Rosebuds’ players, which included Hockey Hall of Famers Dick Irvin and George “The Western Wizard” Hay.

Retail Prices: T-Shirt: $20; Enamel Pin: $7; Vinyl Sticker: $4

Cover of the “Kings of the Road” DVD

Kings of the Road DVD

In 1959, the fate of Portland’s hockey team was in doubt. With only a handful of players returning, an uncompleted arena, and the press denouncing the team as the worst team ever fielded in the league, all they could do was skate. Kings of the Road tells the story of that team, the Portland Buckaroos, and their eventual rise as champions and division leaders year after year from 1960–1974, winning more games than any other team in professional hockey during that period. Watch the movie trailer online.

Retail Price: $10

Portland Penguins Logo Magnet

Portland Penguins 1949–1950 Logo Magnet

The Pacific Coast Hockey Association Portland Eagles, which was formed in 1944, decided to change their name for the 1949–1950 season to the Portland Penguins. They missed the playoffs that season, going 32–30–9, and switched back to the Eagles moniker for the 1950–1951 season. The team folded following that season, facing financial difficulties and a deteriorating situation at the Portland Ice Arena where they played. This custom magnet features the Portland Penguins logo that the team sported during the 1949–1950 season.

Retail Price: $5

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