Catching Up With The Minors

I've taken on a pair of minor league correspondents on a trial basis to keep Icethetics readers up to date on the state of the AHL and ECHL. Writing for the AHL is James and for the ECHL Yancy.

First, James' update. He writes in to say the AHL's all-star jerseys are now available in the league's online store.

Here, you can see the Canadian sweater...

...and here PlanetUSA's.

Not much to speak of but there they are.

Yancy writes in with news from the ECHL. On January 3, the Florida Everblades and Charlotte Checkers participated in an NHL jersey night. The clubs wore the sweaters of their respective big league affiliates.

© Al Larson Photo

Above you can see Danick Bouchard in a Hurricanes sweater and Julien Brouillette donning Rangers duds. The photo comes from Everblades team photographer Al Larson. 

Yancy points out that this gives 'Canes fans an opportunity to see what their team might look like in black pants. An unusual sight, to be sure. If you're interested in buying yourself one of Everblades/Hurricanes jerseys, the team is holding an online auction that runs through January 15.

My thanks to James and Yancy for keeping us updated. I hope to have news items from them at least once a week.