Sunday, July 5, 2009
The 5th day of July by the Numbers sees a return to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for our jersey #5 which belonged to Ryan Trebil.
Ryan's hockey career consisted of four years at Minnesota on defense, where he totaled 79 games, 3 goals and 6 assists while compiling 168 penalty minutes.
This is a game worn Nike 1999-00 University of Minnesota Ryan Trebil road jersey. 1999-00 was the first season that Nike was the manufacturer of the Gophers jerseys and would continue to do so until the 2001-02 championship season. This was never my favorite style Gophers jersey due to the fact the design was a Nike corporate template shared by many other teams at the time, from Team USA and the Czech Republic to Ohio State and Michigan. However...
winning a national championship in a particular jersey does wonders for ones opinion on such matters!
Game worn Gopher jerseys are quite difficult to obtain and are always in demand. I purchased this one directly from the University at an Athletic Department sale roughly seven years ago, the last time I am aware that they made any hockey jerseys available to the public.
One reason the game worn jerseys are so sought after is that Gophers authentic jerseys with fight straps are not made available to the public. The only jerseys sold at retail outlets are replica jerseys that lack the fight straps.