Bret Hart helps Calgary Hitmen unveil 20th anniversary jersey

Ryan Kennedy

Famed wrestler Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart was one of the original owners of the Western League’s Calgary Hitmen and the reason the team was named as such. With the franchise reaching its 20th anniversary next season, a new retro jersey has been released honoring the Hitmen’s roots.

As modeled by left winger Connor Rankin (with Hart wearing the original), the anniversary edition features two shoulder patches, a “sunburst” Hitmen logo and another with Hart’s catch phrase from his wrestling days: “The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be.”

Calgary will wear the jerseys for their 2014-15 home opener and more games after that.