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Category: Minor League Hockey

My New Favorite Hockey Team: the 1980s Sudbury Wolves

For all photos, click to enlarge Meet Paul DiPietro of the 1986 Sudbury Wolves, a team in the Ontario Hockey League. I’ve probably seen this photo before (reader Wade Heidt …

Very Bad Sports Marketing Idea: Making Heroes Grovel for Cash

To entertain hockey fans in Sioux Falls, they have teachers run across ice in a desperate scramble for $ to equip their classrooms. We’re just a few sharpened sticks away …

Fleur-de-Leo: New ECHL Team Releases Spectacular Logo

A team logo by itself doesn’t usually do much for me. I mean, I like a good logo as much as the next guy, but I usually want to see …

Does William Perry Know About This? Admirals Reveal Fridge-Themed Logo Mascot

Click to enlarge It’s not often that I have occasion to write about minor league hockey. But the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals — that’s the top affiliate of the Nashville Predators …

How The Barons Became The Sun Valley Suns

By Phil Hecken, with Lex Levy Follow @PhilHecken As you guys are aware, when Paul takes his annual August sabbatical, I will put out the call for readers to submit …

And The Griffins Design Contest Winner Is…

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul may be …

Carolina Panthers Release 2019 Jersey Schedule

By John Ekdahl The Carolina Panthers released their 2019 jersey schedule yesterday. They’ll be wearing white at home in Week 1 against the Rams and will wear their blue alternates …

Random Hockey Throwback Leads to History Lesson

Click to enlarge Sometimes the simplest little thing can lead you down a deep, deep rabbit hole. That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago when one of my …

Best Goalie Mask Ever? Quite Possibly!

Click to enlarge We all know how NHL goalies like to wear a toque over their masks during outdoor stadium games. I believe Canadiens netminder Jose Theodore was the first …

Déjà Vu All Over Again – New Griffins Alternate Jersey Design Contest!

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through Aug. 25, although Paul is still on the clock …

Are Two Names Better Than One?

I’ve been writing about uniforms for nearly 18 years now, but sometimes I still see things I’ve never seen before. Take, for example, the players shown above, who play for …

’Skins Watch: Hockey Team Sets New Standard in WTF-ness

What you see at right (and can click to enlarge) is the logo for the Lake Erie Warriors, a Pennsylvania-based team in the new National College Prospects Hockey League, which …

A Close Look at Hockey Helmet Earpieces

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry by Ben Van Mierlo, who’s going to give us a close look at a very small piece of hockey gear. Enjoy. ”” …

All Hail the Metropolitans

As most of you are probably aware, on Saturday night the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds commemorated the old Seattle Metropolitans’ 1917 Stanley Cup championship by wearing Metropolitans throwbacks. Uni Watch reader …

Power Ranking the Canadian Cities

By Phil Hecken A couple weeks ago, Paul ranked the best dressed cities in American sports for ESPN. In the Uni Watch comments that day, it was suggested that a …