New Minor League Jerseys

We're taking another stab at the Icethetics Season Preview with a look at a variety of mostly horrendous minor league jerseys for 2009-10. We'll begin with the bigger leagues.

In the AHL, the Rochester Americans will be pulling out an old classic to be worn as a third jersey.

Rochester Americans' 3rd jersey

I don't know if it's better or worse than what Montreal did to us last season. As mentioned previously on Twitter, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers will take to the ice looking like the old Islanders all year.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers' new uniforms

Their new home and road jerseys are modeled after the Isles' new throwback third. Hopefully the big league club will join them soon.

In the ECHL, the Stockton Thunder recently unveiled their new third jersey.


Yeah, if that's not bad enough, the lightning bolt motif is even making its way into the SPHL. The Mississippi Surge will wear these this year.

Mississippi Surge uniforms

The Dayton Gems have also released designs for four different jerseys that will be used for 2009-10. There are home, road, alternate and retros. For a league that probably plays four games a year, it's probably a little much. But wait until you see them.

I'd be embarrassed to wear that in front of the home crowd. At least black road jersey has some interesting striping. That yellow jersey is just horrible. 

Here's the third to the left. Very reminiscent of our favorite Reebok Edge designs, what with the interrupted striping, curvy tails and the team name printed across the ass.

The retro's not that much better.


They've hidden most of the logo in the picture anyway.

I have to finish up by going back to the AHL. I saved this one intentionally. I've seen teams wear patches to commemorate a championship victory. But I have never seen an entire sweater dedicated to blatantly bragging about it.

Way to go, Hershey Bears, for being the first.

That is all I have to say on that. Feel free to share your opinions below.