Sunday, 27 July 2014

Stingrays Go Retro

In case you had missed it - and I'm sure a lot of us had since I missed the date as well - the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays unveiled their new alternate jersey for the 2014-15 season on July 18 as seen above. The affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals will wear "throwback" jerseys in all eleven Sunday home games this season. They look pretty sharp, to be honest.

According to the release published on the Stingrays' website, the new uniforms will feature "the original Stingrays crest used from their inaugural season (1993-94) to 2000 along with the South Carolina state flag on the shoulders". While they are using the original logo, the jersey isn't a true throwback in itself. Still, this uniform looks pretty solid considering some of the minor-league alternate jerseys we've seen in the past.

"We wanted to incorporate our old logo from the mind 1990s to the early 2000s," Stingrays President Rob Concannon said to Joseph Zakrzewski. "I've always liked the state of South Carolina with the stingray and hockey stick slashing through it. I'm partial to this logo because there are a lot of good memories with it. We won our championship with it in 1996-97. I wanted to keep it clean and with our current colors."

Sunday, November 9 is the first time you'll be able to see these uniforms on the ice the Gwinnett Gladiators visit Charleston, South Carolina for a game against the Stingrays. While footage of the game may be tough to get here in Canada, I'm going to see if I can find a feed to see these uniforms in action. The pre-sale of these uniforms is on now, and the team expects them to be delivered in October.

Could another championship for the Stingrays be on the way in these uniforms?

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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