Saturday, 15 December 2012

Take It Outside

I might be late to the party on this one, but the above uniform image is what the Hershey Bears will be wearing on outdoor ice when the Bears meet the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Hersheypark Stadium on January 20, 2013. Honestly, the look of this uniform is pretty awesome, but the one thing that stood out was the pants. They're white!

Word came out, however, that the Bears will be wearing their normal brown breezers instead of the white breezers shown, so we won't get to see Washington's AHL affiliate conjuring up memories of the Capitals' white pants just yet. While the idea of white pants is a great idea, the practical use is not so great. White nylon, when wet, tends to start going transparent - modesty not included!

I do happen to like the look of these jerseys, though. They have that traditional feel to them, and the stripes really stand out in terms of the contrasting color. If there's one design underutilized in hockey, stripes would be it. I think this uniform will work well on the outdoor rink, and Hershey should be proud of the way the team will look on January 20.

Here's a larger look at that Hershey jersey, thanks to Penn Live. Again, high marks from this writer, and kudos to the Bears for staying classy.

What do you think about the AHL Outdoor Classic's first unveiled uniform? Good, bad, indifferent - leave your comments below!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!


Peter Santellan said...

Those actually look real nice. It's not too much on the eyes. I'll be interested to see what Scranton Wilkes-Barre does for their design.

Mike Engle said...

Man oh man, that Hershey jersey is bad ass! I normally don't ever consider buying AHL merchandise because I think minor league merchandise should have minor league pricing to go with the parking, tickets, and beer, but I would make an exception for that if I had any fan allegiances!