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THN.com Blog: Looking for great amateur jerseys

Many of the greatest sweaters and jersey in the history of hockey will be featured in THN's upcoming special edition. (Photo by Jamie Hodgson/THN)

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Many of the greatest sweaters and jersey in the history of hockey will be featured in THN's upcoming special edition. (Photo by Jamie Hodgson/THN)

A funny thing happened on the way to putting together a list of hockey’s best all-time jerseys, which we're doing for a special magazine coming out this fall.

We realized there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of original hockey jerseys out there that we’ve never seen.
 
They’re from the beer leagues and the youth leagues, the adult leagues and the recreational leagues, the ball hockey leagues and the floor hockey leagues. So consider this a shout-out to all amateur hockey players who believe they have the winning colors and logo.

Our annual fall magazine this year looks at some of the greatest all-time hockey jerseys. We’ll feature the best looks from the Victoria Cougars to the New York Golden Blades, the St. Catharines Teepees to the Romanian Dinamo Bucuresti.

Naturally, we’ll cover off the current crop of 30 NHL jerseys and hear stories about the players who sweated and bled in them.

Then it made total sense to include a section on the tons of amateur designs we have yet to set our eyes on. That’s where our loyal readers come in.

If you know about a smokin’ jersey out there or wear one yourself, please email us the image. Our panel of jersey experts will pick out the best and feature them on the pages of our collector’s magazine.

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A couple things to keep in mind, though. It has to be an original look and design. For example, a few years ago The Hockey News had a recreational hockey team that went by the name Hounds. It was a very close facsimile of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds colors and logo. Looked great, but wouldn’t make the grade in this project.

Also, in 50 words or less, tell us a little bit about your jersey and logo, who created it, what team wears it and in what league or level or play.

And please do so by Sept. 14. Thanks, we look forward to seeing them.

Brian Costello is The Hockey News’s senior special editions editor and a regular contributor to THN.com. You can find his blog each weekend.

For more great profiles, news and views from the world of hockey, subscribe to The Hockey News magazine.

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