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Wednesday: Mario, Wild, and More

Well, you've survived one of my posts so far, here's the second.  I guess I better post some links, since all the other writers this week have posted some.


The winner of the Peoria Rivermen Jersey Design Contest was also revealed.  Sadly though, it wasn't Ryan Haslett's concept.

The final four jerseys for the Ontario Reign Jersey Design Contest have been revealed.  Go to their home page to vote.

The QMJHL's PEI Rocket are having a name the team contest.  Here is the Rename Your Team page on their website.

Also, the OHL Kitchener Rangers have a logo for their 50th Season.  It can be seen on the first page of this PDF file.  I like it, it's especially well done for a CHL team.

Finally, Chris Creamer's SportsLogos News is reporting that the AHL Hersey Bears will unveil a new logo and new uniforms this evening.  The new logo was leaked in a demo for NHL 13.


The COTW voting is going on.  There are four very good nominees this week, so make sure you vote if you're a committee member.

COTW Aug 20-26 vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)


Edmonton Oilers (by Troy H.)
This concept is obviously a re-coloured Coyotes jersey, but many parts have been left un-coloured.  Also the logo uses a different colour scheme as the jersey, and the hem stripes feature grey which isn't used anywhere else on the jersey.  Finally, some of those hem stripes don't go all the way to the jersey stitching.  I'd recommend taking a look at these helpful tutorials, and also saving your work as a png file instead of a jpg file.  3/10

Peoria Rivermen (by Glen C.)
I like basically everything about this concept.  The striping pattern, numbers, and NOB are all very classy.  The primary logo is good too, I really like the ship wheel, but I think the "R" kind of gets lost.  Execution is great, as it always is with Glen.  8/10

Vancouver Canucks (by Darren H.)
I didn't think I'd like a grey jersey for the Canucks, but this looks really good.  I like almost everything about the jersey, but I don't think the logo works.  I'd recommend using either Johnny Canuck or the stick-in-the-rink logo, but not both together.  Execution notes; the numbers are a darker shade of blue than the rest of the jersey, and there are some loose pixels around the edge of the template.  Saving your concepts as png files should help with the pixelization issue.  7/10

Columbus Blue Jackets (by Steven G.)
These concepts are beautiful, whoever made them must be a genius...  These jerseys are inspired by the sleeve stripes on the Blue Jackets 2000-2007 jerseys.  I moved the stars off the cuffs, simplified the numbers, and used their current logos.  I also used different coloured pants for the home and road, something that has only been done three times in the NHL if my research was correct (1970-79 LA Kings, 1974-75 Washington Capitals, and 1976-82 Colorado Rockies).

Super Mario Bros 3 concept (by Brian B.)
This concept is a little out there, but it's not like it is designed to be worn in the NHL, it's more of a fashion jersey.  I really like the look of it, from the striping to all of the added Mario stuff.  The "1 up" number is very clever.  The NHL logos should be removed though, since this concept isn't for an NHL team.  8/10

Bjorkloven Umea (by Niklas E.)
This jersey is based off of the original colours of this franchise, which was used in the 1970's.  It looks very good, I especially like the leaves behind the TV numbers.  The only thing I don't like is the use of vintage white.  I'm interested about the photos of the real jersey.  Niklas, did you get this jersey made, or is it being worn by the actual team?  Any information you (or Ryan) have would be appreciated.  8/10

Minnesota Wild (by Avi S.)
I love this concept!!!  Green takes its rightful place as the Wild's primary colour, and the Bear-head logo takes its rightful place being used on both the home and road.  Some people might not like the mis-matched home and road, but I don't care since the home and third match.  I also like the idea of a wheat coloured road jersey, and the added gold really pops.  Execution is also great.  COTW nomination from me!!! 9/10
Wednesday: Mario, Wild, and More Reviewed by Steven Grant on August 29, 2012 Rating: 5


DCamp said...

Niklas E for COTW.

Tyler Gross said...

I'll second Niklas E.'s COTW!

DBro Alexander said...

I second Avi's Wild concept

Niklas E said...


I thought i wrote it in the e-mail.

I had one jersey made up for my self and talked to one of the players if he would like to wear it while we took some photos.

The team liked it and there's plans of using them in a game on Oct 26.

Steven Grant said...

Thanks for the info, Niklas. Very cool that it might be used in a game.

The new writers don't have access to the e-mail, so that's why I didn't know about it.

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