Jersday: NZIHL’s Southern Stampede

Alright, this week I’m a little bias because I’ve been following a lot of the action in the NZIHL. Although the Stamps didn’t play this week, I felt the need to honour them with their logo and jersey.

1017081_669753176374429_1597393920_nFirst off, I am a huge fan of blue. And in particular this version of blue. Blue might be used an awful lot in hockey threads but this one is bright enough to catch your attention and not end up dull. The contrasting yellow makes it even easier on the eyes. Yellow in general, I don’t like as a team colour but the Stampede make it work. (Hello Sweden, I know you proudly make it work too.)

I don’t know if it’s just being used to North American hockey (besides the LNAH) but I’m glad there’s not a lot of advertising all over this. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the important of advertising and why it’s needed. But when I see some Russian teams starting to look like a walking billboard in Times Square, it’s a little much. STAMPEDE

The logo itself is spot on. Hell, it gives the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders a run for its money. Could even replace it in my opinion. There are some very talented people down in New Zealand and the rest of the world needs to start taking notice.

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Jersday: Ontario Reign

62652-OntarioReignThis team’s logo and jersey are by far in my top 10 of all time. The Ontario Reign play out of California in the ECHL, one of 2 leagues that are affiliated with the NHL. The Los Angeles Kings are their parent team.

Besides the fact that this is an icredibly amazing logo, the colour scheme is beyond brilliant too. You almost want to see this team play out of the province of Ontario not California. Who goes there to play hockey. Pfffttt.

tumblr_lf86ol1tgn1qg6jleo1_500Man, I love those colours so much. The logo is placed directly in the middle. (Take a hint new Carolina Hurricanes uniforms.) Out of 19 players on their roster, 13 of them are Canadian. So I guess we can still pretend that they can play out of Kapuskasing or something.

St. Louis Blues Accidental Jersey Leak?

Oh dear. Someone done goofed.

A post has appeared on Reddit of what seems to be a leaked picture of a St. Louis Blues third jersey. And It’s terrible.

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I don’t understand the deal with NHL teams just wanting plain old text across the front. Same with numbers. Is this Bettman’s way of having more space on the jersey for the inevitable use of advertising?? Sweet lord, I hope not.

This jersey is dismal at most. It’s like the aren’t even trying anymore. Salute to original 6 hockey is most likely what they were going for but come on, you’re not even an original 6 team.

This makes me appreciate Dallas’s new ones SOOO much more.

JERSDAY A.K.A. Jersey Of The Week : Milwaukee Admirals

It’s JERSDAY! And you all know what that means!!

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Damn it, NO. NOT THAT JERSDAY.

It’s our first weekly edition of our favourite hockey jerseys. We’ve chosen the brilliantly colour schemed Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

(Photo: sportslogos.net)
(Photo: sportslogos.net)

First off, the logo is money in the bank. How can you go wrong with a peg-legged pirate skeleton playing hockey?? It’s not overbearing or screaming out at you and it’s doesn’t have a million things going on. It’s just a pirate skeleton playing hockey. With one leg. I hope the genius who came up with that is sitting pretty and rolling in the dough by now. It’s definitely a step up from the one they had before.

THE COLOURS. Oh my. You can’t really go wrong with black as that seems to be the trend lately with NHL teams. (Although, they are starting to come around with more colour.) You also can’t go wrong with blue. The difference here is, Milwaukee is baby blue. A really pronounced baby blue which stands the out of the rest of the blue jersey wearing hockey teams out there. Lord knows there’s plenty.

milw_admirals_jerswwwThe jersey itself is plain and I like it that way. You don’t need stripes everywhere. You don’t need to send a homage to old time hockey. It’s sleek, flowing and modern. Hell, there’s even a Milwaukee Brewers glove patch on some bringing in their sporting heritage. Bet you didn’t know they were associated with Nashville.

And for that Peg Leg Pete, you get an A+.