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RIT hockey Corner Crew t-shirt

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0374

Scope and Contents

The t-shirt is bright orange with black lettering on front and back was worn by the Corner Crew hockey supporters around 2003.

Front: "Corner Crew, RIT Hockey, Always Loud, Always Proud"
Back: "WARNING: I'M LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS AT HOCKEY GAMES"

Dates

  • circa 2002-2004

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The opening game of the 1982-83 men's hockey season was held on Halloween weekend. That year, Steve Schultz, one of the members of the southeast corner, came to the game in his Halloween costume, dressed as the Grim Reaper. He was late to the game because he was attending a Halloween party, and everyone who showed up with him came in costume. They arrived late in the game with RIT trailing by two goals. Within minutes of them showing up, RIT scored two quick goals to tie it up. The Tigers then scored the winning goals. The second night of Halloween weekend, the group of revelers showed up in costume again, and again RIT went on to victory.

The next home game, when RIT fell behind, others in the corner said to Schultz, "It's because you are not wearing your Grim Reaper costume." As he lived in the dorm at the time, he ran across the quarter mile during the second intermission, got the costume, and ran back. Shortly after showing up in costume, RIT tied the game and then scored the winning goal. A tradition was born. Schultz wore the costume for the next eight years until finally retiring it during the first Gulf War.

After the Tigers had won the Division II crown, Steve 'Grim Reaper' Schultz, the defacto leader of the southeast corner, and Peter 'Tucker' Lutz, the defacto leader of the southwest corner, held a springtime summit. They decided that the two cheering sections should get together and form a single larger crew. That season, the Corner Crew was born. The cheers in those days were rather crude -- clever, but certainly not G-rated. But what the Crew lacked in tactfulness, they made up for in enthusiasm. The Corner Crew cheered the Tigers on to ECAC and NCAA crowns the next few seasons.

Extent

1 Item(s) (In flat box with Accession 2010:023)

Language

English

Overview

The t-shirt is bright orange with black lettering on front and back was worn by the Corner Crew hockey supporters around 2003.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 42

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The t-shirt was donated to the RIT Archive Collections by Erin Dinolfo in October 2010. Accession number(s): 2010:054

Related Materials

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in May 2012.

Source

Title
RIT hockey Corner Crew t-shirt
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
23 May 2012
Description rules
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Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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