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It's that time of year again. The Division 1 A & B have finished up their tournaments and all of the teams in Div 1A have the Nike template from last year that everyone loved. In division 1B, Hungary, Italy and Japan have adopted the template. Poland got new jerseys and Ukraine has stuck with their jerseys for what seems like a decade now. Link is below to see them.

 

IIHF U20 Div 1B

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Not world juniors but I think I've found the worst example of the new Nike templates. I give you Great Britain who will be playing in the top pool this year in Slovakia:

 

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I was hoping for some miracle but alas it was not meant to be.

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In other news.. Estonia got new jerseys as well as a logo:

 

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Italy as well with their promotion back to the top division:

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17 hours ago, kiwi_canadian said:

Not world juniors but I think I've found the worst example of the new Nike templates. I give you Great Britain who will be playing in the top pool this year in Slovakia:

 

gbr_home.png?width=600

 

gbr_away.png?width=600

I was hoping for some miracle but alas it was not meant to be.

Unpopular opinion, but I think this looks kinda good (none of the new Nike IIHF uniforms look great). 

 

this is what the US' uniforms should have looked closer to. Not blue, white and more blue. 

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That Italy hockey crest logo.. I wonder if I can find a bigger version of that.. as for Great Britain and the jersey look.. hmm not sold on it as well.. 

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On 1/3/2019 at 8:14 AM, ZipperClub said:

Did the IIHF ban manufacturer logos or something?

 

No. Nike does all the jerseys for the top divisions from U20 and up on men's and women's competitions. The lower divisions are done by Tackla and they usually never have their manufacturer logo on their jerseys (at least from what I have seen). If a team is relegated from the top division, they usually keep the Nike design and Tackla just produces it but with everything on it screen printed instead of sewn on (numbers and logos).

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New Zealand will also be getting new jerseys:

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The white is the new jersey, the dark was their very first from 1987. The new black one will be unveiled at the Div 3 World Juniors later in the month.

 

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"Inside the collar features the words ‘Ake Ake Kia Kaha’ – in English it translates to ‘Forever and ever, be strong.’

The phrase is part of a marching song made famous during World War Two by the highly regarded 28th Maori Battalion, along with being the haka performed by the New Zealand ‘Natives’ rugby team that toured across Australia, Egypt and the British Isles back in 1888."

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On 1/2/2019 at 8:50 PM, kiwi_canadian said:

In other news.. Estonia got new jerseys as well as a logo:

 

EST_home2018.png?width=600

EST_away2018.png?width=600

 

Italy as well with their promotion back to the top division:

ita_home.png?width=600ita_away.png?width=600

 

The Estonia jersey comparison with Italy’s makes you wonder why one decided that 75% of the front of the jersey needed to be blank.

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Some updated images:

New Zealand's black jersey (looks like colours are just reversed and no shoulder yoke), Bulgaria appears to have a new design as well.

 

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Iceland's white jersey, no change to Australia:

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Hard to get better pictures as they have only released 4 images of the games so far.

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So The IIHF has updated their jersey section now with all the new jerseys. A lot of teams went to the new Nike template (produced by Tackla)

 

Belarus:

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Bulgaria:

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Chinese Taipei:

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Hungary:

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Iceland:

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Ireland:

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Luxembourg:

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Mexico:

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Morocco:

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Netherlands:

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New Zealand:

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Poland:

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Romania:

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Serbia:

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South Africa:

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Spain:

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Thailand:

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Turkey:

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Ukraine: (not so much changed design, but upgraded to the new template)

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United Arab Emirates:

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Count me a fan of Belarus' design.

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