The St. John’s IceCaps officially unveiled their jerseys for the 2015-16 season, which will be the first year of affiliation with the Montreal Canadiens. The jerseys, which bear the traditional Canadiens colors and mirror the NHL team’s uniform, incorporate the new IceCaps logo.
The St. John’s IceCaps will hit the ice in new threads for the 2015-16 season. Like past seasons in which they adopted the look of their big club, the IceCaps will hit the ice looking like their affiliate in Montreal. In a jersey-unveiling event in St. John’s, the IceCaps showed off the new duds, modeled by coach Sylvain Lefebvre and team CEO Danny Williams. Several Canadiens alumni, including player turned broadcaster Sergio Momesso, were also in attendance as the IceCaps premiered the new uniforms. “With the unveiling of these sharp, clean, classic-looking jerseys today, the IceCaps have taken another tangible step in cementing our bond with the Montreal Canadiens,”
said Williams. “There was never really a doubt in our minds that we would incorporate our revised logo into the elegant and world-renowned jerseys the Canadiens have proudly worn for almost a hundred years. It was a no-brainer. We’re excited about our bright, new look and I’m sure our fans will be as well.”
The only major changes the IceCaps made to the jerseys – there weren’t many at all – was the addition of their updated logo and the addition of dual Canadiens logos, which act as the jerseys shoulder patches. When the IceCaps take the ice this season, they’ll also be wearing an inaugural season patch, which fans can also receive by pre-ordering a jersey.
“We were worried it was going to be a tough transition (to the new jerseys),”
said Williams following the event. “It was really very seamless. Our logo works with jersey, but it was most important to get those vibrant colors – the red, white and blue.” During the event, Williams also introduced Lefebvre, while mentioning his history and what he can bring to the organization. But the star of the show remained the jerseys, which already have an iconic look to them before they’ve hit the ice for a single AHL contest. “To put that jersey on today, it was a real high moment for me, I can tell you that,” said Williams.