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The pre-Edge London Knights identity was almost good enough to be an NHL team.

Not really about uniforms, but I don't see a general major-junior talk thread: why was the Lewiston-to-Sherbrooke move bungled the way it was? Why wasn't Sherbrooke ready to take on a team in time for this season? It's just kind of clunky to fold the Maineiacs (ugh), wait a year, and make an expansion team for Sherbrooke, especially when the Maineiacs (ugh) were the Castors in a previous life anyway. You'd think they could've whipped something up. I mean, CHL teams move like every year.

The move to Sherbrooke had to do with the arena. They need to do some renovations and there was already a team in the senior league playing at the Palais des Sports. With two teams playing over 60 games at the arena, the time to work on it was restricted. In a strange turn of events, the Sherbrooke senior team moved to a nearby town and the arena will be empty for the whole winter.

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Oshawa will be wearing TWO sweaters this year to commemorate their 75th. The first will feature this logo, on a full red jersey with white only stripes. (Vector logo on the front) The photo I have was only released to the local newspaper, and not published on the team webpage.

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The other uniform will also be inspired by past Generals uniforms.

EDIT: http://www.oshawaexpress.ca/viewposting.php?view=1717

The second uniform will be a black and gold uniform

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The Winterhawks had player portraits taken on Wednesday, and it appears they have their delivery of new "Reebok" wordmark jerseys... Or at least one generic for all the players to share!

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I can't link the image right now but the Peterborough Petes' are displaying images on their facebook page showing a few players in "REEBOK" branded jerseys handing out season ticket packages to a few lucky subscribers.

From what I've been told only Authentic jerseys are going to be re-branded while all replica's will remain with the old vector (and over time be phased out). Keep in mind that I was told this in relation to the NHL, CHL could be a little different.

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Chicoutimi Sagueneens got player pics with the REEBOK wordmark in their iPhone app.

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The gen's jersey is a great mix of their early 50's and Bobby Orr era jerseys. Just wondering if there is a name on the back or if it's just the numbers

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The gen's jersey is a great mix of their early 50's and Bobby Orr era jerseys. Just wondering if there is a name on the back or if it's just the numbers

They do, single layer white on the back

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I think more teams than not are wearing the Reebok wording this year. In the OHL, I know I have seen Sudbury, Windsor and Kitchener with the wording. I don't know for sure if anybody else is, but I'm sure there are more.

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To add to the 'they're still wearing the old jerseys in pre-season play', Saint John are wearing the sweaters they had on during the Memorial Cup, with the Cup patches on them

http://www.saintjohnseadogs.com/photo_gallery/gallery/id/2564

Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

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To add to the 'they're still wearing the old jerseys in pre-season play', Saint John are wearing the sweaters they had on during the Memorial Cup, with the Cup patches on them

http://www.saintjohn...gallery/id/2564

Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

Makes more sense that way.

Rumor going around is that Seattle will be getting an alternate jersey this season. Here's hoping for a green one.

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Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

Probably not. If your going to update because of the vector script, you might as well make changes for the old CCM, Bauer and Nike. So theirs no point.

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Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

Probably not. If your going to update because of the vector script, you might as well make changes for the old CCM, Bauer and Nike. So theirs no point.

I disagree with that logic. If the point is to be ACCURATE, then YES, each change should be documented. As a game worn jersey collector, I use multiple sources for information and sportslogos.net is one that I will use. But if the information is intentionally left incomplete and inaccurate, then there's no point to use it as a reference.

Just my 2 cents...

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London just unveiled a new alternate. It looks Stunning. http://www.icethetics.info/storage/blog11/0901-lon-knights3rd.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1314945786759

Surprisingly enough it has the vector logo not the wordmark.

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I'm not sure how much I like the gold in the logo, but the fact that it is the old logo makes up for that. Could use a bit more gold in the rest of the jersey. Great look overall.

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To add to the 'they're still wearing the old jerseys in pre-season play', Saint John are wearing the sweaters they had on during the Memorial Cup, with the Cup patches on them

http://www.saintjohn...gallery/id/2564

Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

Makes more sense that way.

Rumor going around is that Seattle will be getting an alternate jersey this season. Here's hoping for a green one.

Heh, it might be the old Plymouth Whalers' alt.

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Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

Probably not. If your going to update because of the vector script, you might as well make changes for the old CCM, Bauer and Nike. So theirs no point.

I disagree with that logic. If the point is to be ACCURATE, then YES, each change should be documented. As a game worn jersey collector, I use multiple sources for information and sportslogos.net is one that I will use. But if the information is intentionally left incomplete and inaccurate, then there's no point to use it as a reference.

Just my 2 cents...

My thoughts exactly. I want to be as accurate as possible with the resources I/we have. To change that patch shouldn't be an issue, just ensuring proper colour and placement will be a pain.

Speaking of that, there is one other patch related change I have to look into. In the pre-EDGE era, at one point, the teams began wearing their league logo and manufacturer vector on the front of their uniforms, but I've never been able to nail down if this was CHL wide in a single season, or if each team made this change individually at different times. Does anyone have any information on that?

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Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

Probably not. If your going to update because of the vector script, you might as well make changes for the old CCM, Bauer and Nike. So theirs no point.

I disagree with that logic. If the point is to be ACCURATE, then YES, each change should be documented. As a game worn jersey collector, I use multiple sources for information and sportslogos.net is one that I will use. But if the information is intentionally left incomplete and inaccurate, then there's no point to use it as a reference.

Just my 2 cents...

My thoughts exactly. I want to be as accurate as possible with the resources I/we have. To change that patch shouldn't be an issue, just ensuring proper colour and placement will be a pain.

Speaking of that, there is one other patch related change I have to look into. In the pre-EDGE era, at one point, the teams began wearing their league logo and manufacturer vector on the front of their uniforms, but I've never been able to nail down if this was CHL wide in a single season, or if each team made this change individually at different times. Does anyone have any information on that?

I don't know 100%, but here is what I confirm...

2011/12-Present- Reebok edge script

2009/10-2010/11- Rbk edge vector

2004/05-2008/09- Reebok vector

2003/04- CCM

Thats as much as I can confirm. This is more of an estimation but it is tougher to tell because I think it depended on the team because they change just about every year.

2001/02-2002/03- Nike

Late 1990's- 2000/01- Bauer

Hope most of this can help.

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To add to the 'they're still wearing the old jerseys in pre-season play', Saint John are wearing the sweaters they had on during the Memorial Cup, with the Cup patches on them

http://www.saintjohn...gallery/id/2564

Is it worth updating all the uniforms on the webpage just for the vector change? Or should we just change it when a new uniform comes along?

Makes more sense that way.

Rumor going around is that Seattle will be getting an alternate jersey this season. Here's hoping for a green one.

Heh, it might be the old Plymouth Whalers' alt.

I own that jersey and would love if Seattle used that as the basis for their alternate.

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Saw this on the Giants website today

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I was always a huge fan of those jerseys, if they were to bring those back into the mix I would be happy.

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