April 23, 2017

Sunday: Country Road Take Me Home

Good Afternoon everybody. Welcome back to another great HJC post. Playoffs are in full swing and the East has it's first team moving on to the second round as well as two teams in the west.

I was searching the old internet and came across a pretty sweet design for the West Virginia University Hockey Team that was made by Rebirth.



 I then realized that it was on a Gofundme page for the hockey team to raise money for these plus two other jerseys for the upcoming season. Being the kind of person that wants to see others succeed, I reached out to Doug at Rebirth and the head coach of the hockey team A.J. Sturges and Rick Wickiser, a current player on the team, and offered to help. A.J. is a big fan of our site so it only felt right to bring their page to light. It's the team's 50th anniversary next year and they want to have jerseys that reflect the history of the team as well as a jersey that represents the coal mining industry of West Virginia.

Now, I'm not asking you to go over there and dump a ton of money into it (but if you want to do that by all means go ahead). I'm asking you to spread the word about the campaign to anybody you know that would be willing to help out, whether it be a Alumni, current student, or just someone willing to help. If you have some money to burn and are feeling generous, please donate a bit to the team so they can rock these next year. Click on the Gofundme text at the beginning of the previous paragraph or Here for more information or to make a donation.

Oh, I almost forgot. Good luck to everybody who put a mock post in. Believe me when I tell you this is the best gig to have without benefits or pay!

COTW April 14-20 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)

Okay, onto the Concepts!

Anthony C- Team North America
Positives: To be honest Anthony, the positives this has going for it is the traditional striping and striping color combo.
Negatives: Please, for the love of all that is good, put the numbers on the sleeves. Also, make the name on the back black. Finally, move the sleeve stripes down slightly and maybe add a more prominent stripe to the pants. Overall this logo style clashes with the design of the jersey.
Overall: 6.5/10

Anthony C- Winnipeg Jets
Positives: While I'm confused on the color choices (someone please fill me in) I like the design choices you made on this overall. The striping on the sleeves and hem are beautiful with that jet on the sleeves and the fact that it's a gold jersey doesn't bother me.
Negatives: My only negative is that you just slapped the old Penguin pants onto this design. Be a little more creative. Also, I get that you were trying to put your name as the brand logo but if you didn't make the template or acknowledge that you made the template, please put a manufacturer on there.
Overall: 7.25/10

Ryan C- Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Positives: This is a very simple but effective design here Ryan so good job on it. The sleeve stripes with the accents of orange really stand out well as well as the yokes and hem striping. You really did a good job.
Negatives: I'm not sure if that font for the numbers is the correct font to use. I say that you are better off playing it safe with the plain block numbers.
Overall: 8.5/10 COTW NOMINEE!

Ryan C- Regina Pats
Positives: The sleeve striping is really unique and works pretty well so good job. Overall you did a pretty simple but effective jersey again.
Negatives: For some reason the CCM logo on the front looks too close to the sleeve. Now, I could be wrong but it just looks really strange with the way the yoke is curved and how far it's over but It could be in the right place.
Overall: 8/10

TC M- Atlanta Braves
Positives: While I'm not the biggest fan of crossover uniforms, this works out pretty well with the Braves identity. the simple striping works well and the yoke on the white jersey keeps it from looking really plain.
Negatives: Not sure why but the numbers look a little big on the back of the jersey.
Overall: 7.75/10

TC M- New Jersey Devils
Positives: While the sleeve striping could have looked too busy, you balance it out with the hem stripe well. Plus, the numbers don't look that bad.
Negatives: A few things that could be changed on this. Get rid of that green jersey. It's just ugly man. Second, change the pants to red. It'll look a lot better than the green.
Overall: 8/10

Ok everybody that's everything I have for you today. Come back next week for another great post. Don't forget to vote and check out WVU's Gofundme page. See you guys next week.

COTW April 14-20 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)

3 comments:

Vaughn Roberts said...

I kid you not, as soon as I read the title, that song came on the tv.

COTW to Anthony ' s Jets Concepts

winnipegjets96 said...

I'll 2nd Ryan's BST Concept for COTW

I like the idea behind Anthony's concept, but there's two major flaws with it

1: while it isn't the worst case of this, but 97 Player on the back is a dead giveaway the template is from sportslogos.net. The red CHL tag makes me thing it was this Charlottetown Islanders 3rd jersey http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/305382162016/Charlottetown_Islanders/2016/Alternate_Uniform. Everything from the original has been changed except for the numbers so again, it's not the worst thing, but yeah, not the best thing to do

2: The Pittsburgh 2007-2016 pants only furthers the Penguins comparisons

Anonymous said...

I think the reasoning behind the color choices is that it is supposed to look like these jerseys: http://www.winnipegfalcons.com/jerseypics/konniejerseyHHOF.jpg
A good example of this intention is the redesigned logo.
Although the yellow/gold is not the proper shade.