Canada’s National Hockey Team will be sporting a “throwback-inspired” third jersey for this upcoming World Junior Championships, one which will incorporate a very interesting pattern along the hem. (closeup of hem design at the bottom of this post)
The new jersey, which has yet to be released, was spotted at a Downtown Toronto hockey retail outlet yesterday by a reader who sent in these pics for us.
The jersey uses the logo of the Team Canada juniors and women’s program of the early 1990s, featuring maple leaves along side a hockey stick.
The star of this jersey is the grey pattern designed along the waist of the jersey, it’s a muralistic (not a word) representation of Team Canada’s junior hockey past, borrowing imagery of previous championship tournaments while including years of noteworthy tournaments in the history of the junior program.
It took me a couple of looks to see all the years in here, can you spot them? (click for full-sized)
There is no announced release date for the new jersey at this time but we know we’ll see them on the ice by late December when the junior tournament gets underway.