Travis Morin and Justin Dowling (via Texas Stars)
The Texas Stars are joining the Dallas Stars in wearing ‘Victory Green’ in 2015-16. The AHL’s Stars unveiled their brand new jerseys for the upcoming campaign at a fan event to kick off training camp. Texas also unveiled a new secondary logo that pays homage to the state.
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.
“It was important that people would immediately know (Texas) was associated with the Dallas Stars,”
Dallas owner Tom Gaglardi told Sean Shapiro of the Austin American-Statesman. “But we also wanted them to have their own identity. So they don’t look like brother and sister, but they look like they’re cousins.” The first thing fans will notice is that gone from the AHL’s Stars jerseys is the triple stripe on the sleeve. In its place, Texas is going with a solid black upper arm on the green jersey and a solid green upper arm on the white jersey. In addition, both jerseys have altered the striping pattern on the bottom of the jersey. In Dallas, the jerseys carry over the striping pattern from the arm to the base of the jersey and Texas has done the same. So the black upper arm pattern is carried over on the green jersey, and the green pattern to the base of the white threads. While it’s an extremely subtle change, one other alteration is the numbering on both jerseys. The NHL’s Stars use a solid, single-color style for their numbers, the AHL club is going with a black piping around the outside of the numbers. The numbers on the arms of the green jersey — surrounded by black — will be have green piping. Texas will also wear a different style of sock which has much larger striping around the knee area. The white jersey will be worn with white socks that have a large green stripe with black along the bottom, and the green socks will have a large black stripe with white along the bottom. In addition to unveiling the new jerseys, the AHL’s Stars also debuted a brand new shoulder patch that will also act as a secondary logo. The new mar is similar to Dallas’ roundel logo but removes the Dallas primary logo from the center and instead replaces it with a recolorized green, black and white Texas State flag.
(Logo via SportsLogos.net)