The Icethetics Season Preview begins winding down today. This week we're catching up on new logos and jerseys for the 2009-10 season. Today we focus on new minor league uniforms.
Part 4: New Minor League Jerseys
Unfortunately, I'm pressed for time as I write this, so this post will have to be updated with photos a little later on. For now, I'll give you the rundown.
A handful of American Hockey League teams are either introducing new home and road or third jerseys. Presented alphabetically.
Binghamton Senators (home/road)
The B-Sens will launch new home and road sweaters for 2009-10 that will not feature their primary logo. Instead, the club's alternate logo takes center stage on the new black and white jerseys.
They were unveiled earlier this month along with an alternate sweater to be worn during the preseason only.
Hershey Bears (home/road/third)
The Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears unveiled new home, road and third jerseys for the coming season. The team's primary logo will be the new crest on the home and road sweaters. Previously, the Bears used a diagonal text element in the style of the New York Rangers.
The third is reminiscent of the Dallas Stars' new Reebok Edge sweaters, with the word "Hershey" arched about the sweater number.
Rochester Americans (home/road)
The Rochester Amerks announced just last week that they will be dumping the red sweater that brought them into the Age of Reebok in favor of the classic blue jersey the team is known for.
The new threads also bring back the horizontal striping around the sleeves and waist that is lacking on the majority of the new Edge jerseys.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (third)
For the the second year in a row, the Pens are debuting a new third jersey. Both have been failed attempts at duplicating the phenomenal look of a Winter Classic sweater. It's kind of a shame, actually.
The new one is based on what the Chicago Blackhawks wore to the 2009 Winter Classic — and will subsequently continue to wear as a third jersey beginning this season. But the ridiculous-looking steroid penguin logo makes it beyond laughable.
A few ECHL teams will be debuting new jerseys for 2009-10, but this least is not yet comprehensive. Feel free to help complete it by emailing me or leaving a comment below.
Stockton Thunder (third)
To celebrate their fifth anniversary in Stockton, the Thunder have introduced a yellow third jersey for the 2009-10 season. It features black sleeves with white lightning bolts running from the shoulder to the wrist.
A simplified version of the club's primary logo adorns the crest.
I will be adding more leagues and teams as well as photos later on tonight. So much to do. So little time to do it. I wish I could make Icethetics my job. Would be so much easier.