This is one I designed in the spirit of the Spengler Cup. I tried to emulate the “business” of the adds without having the commercialism of them.
And it earned me my first COTW nomination on hockeyjerseyconcepts.com!
Here is a typical Team Canada Spengler Cup jersey to compare to.
THe original WHA Oilers! This is part of a WHA series that I am doing. I decided to modernize the old orange look from the WHA days. I was originally going to do just orange and white (leaving out the blue) but hte black looked to good.
Notice the name plate. Originally, they started off as the Albert Oilers, intending to play games in both Calgary and Edmonton.
In any case, here they are.
So some more LA. This is the LA Sharks, a team from the old WHA. They only lasted two years in LA (1972-73, 1973-74). After the second season the moved to Detroit and became the Michigan Stags.
Instead of going retro, I decided to go a bit more modern on this one. What do you think? I have a picture below of their original jerseys. I decided to try a black over the red. But I think I see a red third jersey in the future. Hmm…
This is one I had thought about for a long time. I always kinda liked the LA Dodgers jerseys. So I thought, why not adapt them for the LA Kings? That is what I have tried to do here. I am not 100% happy with the way the logos look…they could be crisper.
Of course it wasn’t until afterwards that I realized friends in LA whom are Kings supporters would delight in me designing something for their team. Just something more for them to enjoy teasing a long suffering Canucks fan.
Please have mercy Jenny….
The WHA series continues! Today it is the Chicago Cougars. They had a striping scheme that I particularly likes. Especially on the yoke, where they did stripes on their old jerseys. Alas I didn’t like what I came up with utilizing that unique yoke scheme.
I tried two designs here, challenging myself a bit on the first to go “no white” (with the exception of the league logo, the ear pieces on the helmet and the leather on the palm side of the gloves.
Now they didn’t use a green jersey - that was my creation. Regardless, what do you think? Here are some originals to compare them to.
It’s the WHA! That’s right the league that gave us the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers (Carolina Hurricanes), Quebec Nordiques (Colorado Avalanche), and Winnipeg Jets (Phoenix Coyotes)!
The first jersey set here is the New England Whalers. They were one of the more successful teams in the league. The even convinced Mr. Hockey himself to come out of retirement and play alongside his sons Mark and Marty.
The second set is for the short lived Ottawa Nationals. From the web page “WHAhockey.com”:
"The city of Ottawa was never one of the WHA’s first choices. But shortly after the league announced its intentions to begin play in the fall of 1972, its plans of having a team in Toronto fell through when a suitable deal couldn’t be reached with Harold Ballard, owner of the NHL’s Maple Leafs as well as their building, Maple Leaf Gardens. The franchise was put instead in the nation’s capital, playing out of the Ottawa Civic Center."
I will add more here later. There are two jerseys that I have created for “The Bugle”, perhaps my favourite Podcast….
And in the words of Andy Zaltzan…”Sport now!”
I might as well title this “how to lose friends”. I used to live in Argentina and there are two major soccer rivals - Boca Jrs and River Plate. I have adapted the Boca jersey for a ice hockey jersey. Surely the River Fans will now hate me.
To help out those unfamiliar with this rivalry you can go to this link.
Porque no nombrar este “como perder amigos”. Vivia en Argentina done hay una rivaldad principal de futbol - lo de Boca Juniors y River Plate. He convertido la camiseta de Boca a una de hockey sobre hielo. Seguro que soy ahora enemigo de la hinchada de River.
So same Harold Ballard/1980’s Leafs jersey, just a different style template.
Here is another one where I combined a Victoria Cougars jersey I created with a Toronto Maple Leafs concept. Decided to try some red with the Leafs.