Today will begin my 2017-18 ACHA team series. I begin it with a team that has a all time record of 0-0-0. That team is the University of Indianapolis.
|logo from jamesmasonart.com|
While the team has mainly done flyers throughout the campus as well as a pretty solid social media campaign, it was the hockey jersey giveaway that has drawn so much attention to the team. It even drew attention of myself, TC, and Jets to enter and bicker on twitter over it. So congratulations to UIndy for being the first team to ever have three different writers fight over your jerseys!
Speaking of Jerseys, the Greyhounds decided to keep it pretty tame with the design.
|Pictures from UIndy twitter page|
After speaking with Devin, it became clear to me that this team isn't just for the players on it. It means a lot to the school they represent and that their school believes in them and wants them to succeed both on and off the ice. Best of luck to the Greyhounds. While they may be a exhibition team this year, I hope that the upcoming years bring them a lot of success. This is to seeing you guys at nationals some day!
REMINDERS: We have the concept of the week to vote for and you need to get your arena logos in!
COTW vote Sept 1-7 (ends Friday @ noon EST)
Stadium Logo Competition (due Sept 22 @ noon EST)
Arena Entries: NONE
Alright let's get to the concepts!
Adam G- Tampa Bay Lightning
Negatives: The victory stripes all over the jersey are a little excessive and the TV numbers look a little high on the arms.
Anthony C- Mississauga Steelheads
Negatives: The TV numbers look a little small and this design, overall, feels redundant of what you keep doing. It's a nice design but you're getting to the part of playing it safe.
Chris W- Toledo Walleye
Negatives: Then we get to the alternate jerseys. Starting with the navy jersey, the design you have looks like a design they formerly had. I can understand if you want to do a throwback design but the team is too young for that and adding the Walleye Roundel logo just clashes with the overall design. As for the second jersey, it honestly looks like you went and copied the Hinto Brews from Old Time Hockey. I like the idea of the two tone jersey but, once again, it's the logo on the chest. It's to modern looking.
Matt G- New Jersey Devils
Negatives: One negative overall. The hem on the red could use some white. Also, it's on that boarder of is it changed enough that it warrants a high grade or is it too close to the original?
Stealin T- Montreal Canadiens
Negatives: Where do I begin? That large white stripe is just atrocious, your numbers are too big, who the heck is "GOINGTA" and why, of all that is holy, would you think it's a good idea to do this?
TC M- Portland State Vikings
Negatives: The numbers are just awkward. Something a little more proportional would look good.
Overall: 9/10 COTW NOMINEE!
Okay everybody have a good rest of the week and I'll see ya when I see ya!