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The OHL's Peterborough Petes unveiled new uniforms on Tuesday. The updated look will be implemented next fall for the start of the 2014-15 season.
Here's some of what was in the team's press release:
The Petes will wear three different jersey designs next season. The light jerseys will feature cream colouring with black and maroon accents, the dark jerseys will feature black colouring with cream and maroon accents, and the traditional jerseys will replicate the current maroon and white jerseys worn by the team.
In a press conference that was open to the public, Vice President of the Petes Board of Directors Dave Pogue noted that “the new design is a fresh look that also incorporates the proud history of this franchise and important aspects of our past.”
“This new jersey style and colour scheme that was unveiled is fresh and exciting, but also incorporates the Petes’ heritage and tradition,” added Petes General Manager Michael Oke. “The Peterborough Petes will continue to boast one of the most recognizable jerseys and logos in all of hockey – if not in all of sport.”
The Petes said they released the jerseys now so that fans didn't see them for the first time in retail catalogs. But they will not be used in any games until next season.
Only the home and road sweaters are new. The Petes will hang onto the maroon as an alternate jersey — which is good since that's the color they're known for.
You can find more photos from the unveiling on the Petes' Facebook page.