Billy Smith, with the Fu Manalmost

Earlier in the month of Movember, Backhand Shelf began to re-purpose Scott Lewis‘ collection of Hockey’s Best Mustaches, for obvious reasons. These men deserve some recognition for their excellent cookie dusters. Here’s Part One of the list, with Part Two below. There’s still another one to come!

Jacques Martin

Owns a burlesque hall.

Glenn “Chico” Resch

Attends burlesque shows.

Nigel Dawes


Is confused by the word “burlesque.”

Gaston Gingras


Dates a burlesque dancer.

Jay Miller


Describes his mustache as “burly,” or “burly-esque.”

Jeff Odgers


Okay, enough burlesque jokes.

Odgers uses his mustache the way ants use their pinchers though, for real. Doesn’t need his hands to eat.

Gilbert Perreault


His gloves like his mustache so much, they’re trying to climb his arms to get closer to it.

Rick Kehoe


Oh man, if I had that ‘stache I’d twist the shit out of it.

Dave “The Hammer” Schultz and Orest Kindrachuk


I’ll opt not to comment on those moosty’s, and instead inquire as to why someone has (accurately) thrown Kindrachuk a life preserver.

Rob Ramage


Man, this picture should be a meme. Or a personal ad. Hey girl.

Rogie Vachon


The laugh at the end of the below clip? Vachon is mid-doing that.

John Wensink

Now THAT’S how you do a mustache, folks. Doubles as a strainer. So pro.

Comments (9)

  1. 1) Hey is Chico wearing a rug there?

    2) Not a question but a comment, I love those old-time elbow high gloves, I remember them from playing hockey as a kid.

    I’ll take my answer off the line.

  2. George Parose !?

  3. Lanny MacDonald? What the hell, someone really forgot him? He’s got the most epic walrus stache of the century, where the hell is he on this list?

    Mediocre list without Lanny.

  4. where is crosby

  5. I second the sentiment about the Lanny MacDonald ‘stache… An unrivaled classic. Never anyone came close to that barbarian growth. Fierce facial flow.

    Gotta throw Derek Sanderson into the mix, as well – Especially with the shoulder-length shag-cut. Pure ’70′s porn. And he lived the part, apparently.

  6. Try clicking the link to part one. Some may be surprised to find more pictures of awesome mustaches.

  7. Happy to see a couple Flyers, but I still must protest at no Bernie Parent. That guy had the single best 70 mod pornstache on ice. Bobby Orr had nightmares about it.

  8. Billy Smith can kiss my a$$

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