The winner of the HJC Open is...You can go to the HJC OPEN page for the next couple of days to see the complete tournament board and the 4 entries that Brad won with. Brad now gets to choose one of those entries to enter into next week`s COTY-August vote! Brad had a pretty easy time up until the semi-finals. That`s where Brian provided his stiffest competition. Brad prevailed though and moved on to the Final to face Stephane. There he defeated Stephane by a vote count of 8-5!
The Weekly Poll was asking if you have ever paid for NHL pre-season tickets. It was split, as 41% have both paid and not paid for them. 17% of voters don't care about pre-season.
This week's poll stays with the pre-season theme. Here in Toronto every pre-season game is broadcasted on TV and covered with roughly the same amount of media that covers regular season games. I'm asking if your team has its pre-season games (at least 1) broadcasted on TV? This conversation will also be on the HJC Facebook page, where you can go a little more in depth.
COTW nominees have been announced. Go check them out on the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK page, then cast your vote. Voting runs until Thursday @ 11:59pm EST. When this vote is complete we will move on to the COTY-August vote!!!
Here are the final entries that have come in for the Create an AHL Team Contest...
Kansas City Blades (by Brendan A.)
Cleveland Fury (by Cody)
Brandon Jets (by Eric W.)
Richmond Tropical Storm (by Kevin)
There are 30 entries in this AHL contest, making it one of the most popular contests ever on HJC. Also on the Facebook page, you can start leaving ideas for the next contest you'd like to see. Voting is now underway for the AHL Create-A-Team. You can go to the AHL CREATE-A-TEAM page to see the gallery of entries. Voting Committee members can then email me their vote by Sunday @ 11:59pm EST. Be sure to include the entrant's name and team in your vote. Remember, the winner goes directly into next week's COTW vote!
Clarence Mustangs concepts (by Chuckie9131)
Colorado Avalanche concept (by Mason II)
New York Islanders concepts (by Cody)
Arena Bowl concepts (by Ricky)Ricky made hockey jerseys for the two teams that competed in the Arena Bowl, the Jacksonville Sharks and Arizona Rattlers (Sharks won 73-70). This would be a cool idea as specialty jerseys for AHL teams...if they played the Arena Bowl in the winter.
Winnipeg Jets concepts (by Avi)Within the next two weeks we should see the new Jets jerseys! Will they leak? It seems that the popular opinion would be a dark blue home jersey and a white road with blue yokes. Will that hold true?
New England Patriots concepts (by Brady)Wow, the Pats jerseys/colours look good when translated on to hockey sweaters. Obviously, these are Bruins inspired. Those blue and red Reebok goalie pads look awesome. Too bad most goalies go with white though. I know why they do it, but it makes the equipment a little boring.
Montreal Canadiens concepts (by Arthur)Arthur makes a retro move and places a small logo on the sleeve. He has also added a white yoke to the "candy stripe" jersey. I might be one of a few people who didn't mind that 3rd jersey a couple of times a year.
Philadelphia Flyers concept (by Spirit104)Spirit has changed the striping on this Flyers jersey. I think the Flyers have a perfect jersey set now, but this does look good. It would be great for the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).
Columbus Blue Jackets concept (by Avi)When the Jackets released their 3rd jersey last season they supplied a presentation with a bunch of other concepts that they were considering. Avi took one of those considered jerseys, made some alterations and turned it into a full blown Jackets concept. Nice work and the team's concept is shown in the bottom left.
Minnesota Wild concepts (by Matt D.)With the conclusion of the HJC Open I thought I'd share my favourite concept from the tournament. Matt won his first round match-up with this Minnesota Wild concept! I think everything on this works great and I'm giving it a COTW nomination. I think this really has COTY potential!