Bruins bags hottest sellers

JASON HALSTEAD, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:56 AM ET

If you were in need of a replica Gerry Cheevers hockey mask or a garish polyester shirt from the 1970s, this sale was for you.

The production company for the TV movie Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story -- which just wrapped filming in Manitoba -- held a sale yesterday at its offices on Erin Street in the West End to offload props and costumes.

People browsed racks of colourful vintage clothing and shoes, but the hottest selling items included replica 1960s and '70s hockey sticks and Boston Bruins hockey bags used in the movie.

"The hockey bags have been going really quickly and the pennants have pretty much gone, but we still have hockey tape," said Karla Trujillo-Villon, assistant production co-ordinator for the mini-series.

Local actor Gio Tropea, who played hockey legend Phil Esposito in the movie, picked up a couple of replica '70s sticks as well as the replica Cheevers mask.

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Priced at $200, the replica fibreglass goaltender masks -- including ones modelled on those of Bunny Larocque and Gilles Gilbert -- drew more attention than buyers.

"People were digging it," Jason Gibbs, property master for the project, said about the sale yesterday. "We had a lot of oldtimers coming in and grabbing straight sticks which was kind of funny. A couple of guys said they were going to use them to play."

The sale wrapped up yesterday afternoon.

The four-hour mini-series is set to air on CBC next year.


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