How Chris Creamer and Chris Smith became the NHL’s jersey insiders

Jared Clinton
Colorado Avalanche Stadium Series Icethetics body

Chris Creamer and Chris Smith are the insiders whose names you don’t know but whose websites have broken some of hockey’s most colorful stories. Creamer and Smith – of and, respectively – are the McKenzie and Dreger of logo and jersey design.

But neither Creamer nor Smith sought to become a jersey insider. Both were hockey fans who fell into it through a love of design. “(SportsLogos) was an excuse to learn how to make a website, really,” Creamer said. “Back (in 1997) there was no social media, so the only way to express yourself online would be to make a site that was a random collection of your own personal interests. I was really into computers, sports and team uniforms from a very early age.” Read more

Arizona State’s new jerseys are in – with an awesome twist

Ryan Kennedy
Arizona State's new sweater (photo courtesy ASU)

The Arizona State Sun Devils will kick off their new Division 1 existence this Saturday by playing against their former ACHA rivals, the University of Arizona Wildcats, at the NHL Coyotes’ Gila River Arena.

And since the Sun Devils are new to D1, they had to come through with new uniforms, as you can see above. Here’s a look at what they’ll be rocking this season from different angles and check out the awesomeness that envelops the captain’s ‘C.’


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Team India unveils awesome logo and jersey for historic ECHL game

Jared Clinton
Team India Jersey featured

In less than two weeks, Team India will be heading to Brampton, Ont., to face off against the Brampton Beast in the international squad’s first game on North American soil. Ahead of the contest, the Ice Hockey Association of India have unveiled the jerseys Team India will wear for the historic matchup.

The jersey combines the colors of the Indian flag — blue, white, green and orange — and features a Bengal tiger on the chest. In addition, ‘India’ will appear under the tiger’s head in a unique font, which is also used on the back of the jersey for each player’s name bar. Take a look: Read more

Star Wars jerseys in Milwaukee? You better believe it.

Ryan Kennedy
Jonathan Diaby (courtesy of Milwaukee Admirals)

For hardcore followers of THN, you may notice that several of us are in the tank for the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals when it comes to jerseys. The most recent two have been outstanding and the Nashville Predators affiliate now has a fun add-on: for the team’s games on Nov. 27 and 28, the Admirals will be wearing special Star Wars-themed sweaters. Check out the goodness:


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Avalanche show off sleek Stadium Series jerseys, reference ‘Mile-High City’ on unique collar

Jared Clinton
Gabriel Landeskog models Colorado's Stadium Series jersey, with Joe Sakic (right) and Josh Kroenke (left) (via Colorado Avalanche)

When Colorado and Detroit square off at Denver’s Coors Field for their 2016 Stadium Series game, the Avalanche will be skating out in a jersey never before worn by the franchise.

Unlike previous teams who have taken the ice in “throwback” or “heritage” jerseys for the outdoor contests, the Avalanche will be wearing a first-of-its-kind primary logo and the jersey design will look more modern than anything the club has worn in its 20 years in the Rockies. The new jersey was modelled by captain Gabriel Landeskog at an event Monday.

The new jersey, which is a primarily white sweater with blue, silver and burgundy striping on the sleeves, features the brand new shoulder patch logo that the Avalanche introduced earlier this off-season as the main logo. Read more

AHL’s Stars unveil beautiful new jerseys and pay tribute to Texas with new logo

Jared Clinton
Travis Morin and Justin Dowling (via Texas Stars)

When the Dallas Stars rebranded in 2013, they went from having some of the worst jerseys in the NHL to an eye-popping new look thanks to their custom ‘Victory Green’ color. Now their farm club, the Texas Stars, are following suit and bringing Victory Green to the AHL.

As part of the opening celebrations of the Stars’ training camp, Texas players Travis Morin and Julius Honka strutted out on stage in the new dudes. Honka, 19, wore the brand new white jersey while Morin, who was also named captain of the AHL’s Stars at the event, sported the Victory Green sweater.

Fans will notice these aren’t one-for-one replications of the big club’s duds, though. In making their own identity, Texas has thrown a different design on both jerseys. Read more

Leaked image shows Sharks bringing back original teal jersey for 25th anniversary season

Jared Clinton
The leaked image of the Sharks Heritage Jersey. (via Imgur)

The 2015-16 season will be the 25th in San Jose Sharks history, and to commemorate a quarter-century in the NHL, the Sharks are going “retro” this season.

As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, the Sharks will be bringing back the teal jersey from their expansion season for use as an alternate sweater for . The Sharks aren’t calling the alternate sweater a throwback — the team is using the term, “Heritage Jersey” — but that’s exactly what this is.

The Sharks’ original teal jersey was in use for seven seasons spanning from the club’s first season in the NHL, 1991, all the way until 1998, when the Sharks began to use rounded lines for their primary sweaters instead of the standard striping that is seen on many jerseys throughout the league. Read more

NHL accidentally leaks third jerseys for Colorado and Anaheim

Ryan Kennedy
Anaheim and Colorado (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

It’s hard to keep anything under wraps these days, especially when your own league conspires against you. The Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks both had new third jerseys in the works this summer and now, thanks to the official NHL Shop, those designs appear to have been leaked. Check out the sweaters from TSN’s Instagram page:

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