This season’s NHL Heritage Classic will take place on Oct 29 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, home of the CFL’s Edmonton Elks, and will feature the league’s two Alberta-based teams: the Oilers and the Flames. Based on the uniforms that were revealed today, it should be a very good-looking game.
As you can see in the explainer image above, Edmonton’s uniform is inspired by the 1952 Edmonton Mercurys. If you’re not familiar with them (as I wasn’t), here’s a comparison:
Calgary’s uni, meanwhile, is inspired by the design worn by the 1950s and ’60s Calgary Stampeders hockey team. Again, here’s a comparison:
You can get a few more glimpses at the uniforms in this video clip:
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And here are a few more pics (although none of them are particularly good, grrr):