The Hampton Gulls started as an expansion team in the SHL's second season. They played at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The Gulls were immediately successful under coach John Brophy (future Maple Leafs coach and EHL legend), losing the playoff final each of their first two seasons to the Charlotte Checkers. In their third season, 1976-77, the SHL would fold in January 1977 and leave the Gulls in first place with no league to play in. The Gulls would move to the AHL for the 1977-78 season, but would themselves fold due to financial difficulties after that year. The Gulls can claim NHL Hall of Famer Rod Langway as an alum.
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This is our best seller for a reason. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.
- 100% pre-shrunk cotton (heather gray color is 90% cotton/10% polyester, light heather gray is 98% cotton/2% polyester, heather black is 50% cotton/50% polyester) | Fabric Weight: 5.0 oz (mid-weight)
- Double-stitched seams at shoulder, sleeve, collar and waist
- Special Note: Mineral Wash colors have a slight yellow tint and not one is the same due to the special dye process
- Imported; processed and printed in the U.S.A.