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WHL’s Saskatoon Blades unveil Star Wars-themed jerseys

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WHL’s Saskatoon Blades unveil Star Wars-themed jerseys

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The Saskatoon Blades will be hosting a Star Wars night on Nov. 28, and the WHL club has unveiled their jerseys for the game. Complete with a battle from ice planet Hoth, the new threads are everything you’d hope for in a Stars Wars jersey. All proceeds from auctioning the jerseys will go to the Food Banks of Saskatchewan.

The hype surrounding the newest Star Wars film, which is set to be released in December, is almost impossible to escape. And if you were hoping to take in a hockey game to get away from the Star Wars frenzy, don’t head to Saskatoon in late November. The WHL’s Saskatoon Blades have planned themselves a
Star Wars night for Saturday, Nov. 28 when the Edmonton Oil Kings roll into town. In sticking with the theme of the evening, the Blades have unveiled some brand new jerseys that they’ll be wearing for the game. The threads, which use a fight scene from of the film’s fictional planets, Hoth, as the background, are exactly what you’d expect from a Lucasfilm-approved, Star Wars-themed jersey:

Saskatoon Blades jerseys full Hoth ties in nicely on the jerseys considering it’s an ice planet. That’s exactly what some would consider Canada’s prairies in late November. Plus, hockey team, ice planet — it just works. But the best part of the jersey’s isn’t the fitting backdrop, it’s what the Blades have thrown on the back. The jersey has Luke Skywalker’s name replacing that of a player. Details have yet to be announced whether or not this style will be used for each jersey, but here’s hoping the Blades go the route of the
ECHL’s Brampton Beast, who had the players do a draft of characters from the films for the right to wear that character’s name on the back of their jersey. Post-game, the Blades will hold a silent auction to sell off the game-worn jerseys with all proceeds going to the Food Banks of Saskatchewan. “Our vision for a Star Wars night has been in the making for a long time,” said
Blades president Steve Hogle. "We’re thrilled PotashCorp, and the Food Banks are stepping forward to help us take this out of this world franchise with such a down to earth cause: hunger. We must also thank the people at Lucasfilm, who have been unbelievable to deal with." The Blades will also have characters from the movie franchise on hand, and the fans who get decked out in Star Wars gear can land prizes throughout the night as best-dressed. Prizes include tickets to
Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, which opens Dec. 18.

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