Hello once again my friends. This last week or so has brought two pretty neat unveilings that I'd like to share. One of which I know Ryan already covered on the HJC Design Blog. I won't get into nearly as much detail as he does but I still would like to talk about it.
First off, the Calgary Hitmen showed off their new anniversary jerseys which will be worn next year. It's not the first time they've brought their classic pink back since abandoning it, they've worn some pink laden Anaheim jerseys for the past few years for cancer awareness and also their 15th anniversary. The jersey itself is actually really sharp. First thing I noticed is the CCM branding in place of the standard Reebok branding. Ryan points out on the design blog that this could be a start of the CCM takeover as Reebok is planned to go back to being a "running associated brand". So cue the wave of concepts using CCM branding. I personally hope the look becomes so popular it sticks around. Maybe as an alternate, but preferably the pink comes back for the home and away...
|Photo: Michael Martin|
|Photo: Michael Martin|
Anyway, no competition this week but do something cool and vote. Rumor is, that if you don't vote this week, J.S. Giguere will go to Justin's house and break the mask right in front of him. So, don't let that happen. Vote guys...
COTY-March vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW Mar 31-Apr 6 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
And now for the concepts, I normally order them from lowest rated to highest but today we'll start with one that I can't rate as I took part in it.
Seattle Sea Lions NHL Expansion Concept - Matt Mc. & Myself (D9 Bros)
This was our entry into the pairs comp a few weeks back. We chose the name after a few days of figuring out our location and what direction we wanted to take the team identity. I was a huge fan of the "Sea Lions" name as both the city and nickname start with "SEA". I thought it was clever. We stuck with a Seahawks-esque color scheme. I wanted the alternate to start modern and fit with the other jerseys, but Matt wanted a jersey with a throwback feel, which I agreed on in the end. How could a team in Seattle not have some sort of throwback to the city's hockey history?
Rating: You tell me/10
Chicago Blackhawks Concept - Stephen T.
Los Angeles Kings Alternate Jersey Concept - Christian L.
Boston Bruins Alternate Jersey Concept - Randy M.
All Star Game Jerseys Concept - Stephen T.
Maybe go with the actual socks they wore in the 40's-50's.
Ravenclaw (Harry Potter) Hockey Jersey Concept - David P.
New Zealand IIHF Jersey Concept - Jack C.
Colorado Avalanche Alternate Jersey Concept - Christian L.
Kingston Origins NHL Expansion Concept - Michael G.
Another day, another post down! You know the drill, anything you wanna say about the concepts then leave it in the concepts!