As expected, the AHL's Rochester Americans unveiled their new jerseys for the 2009-10 season at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
Basically, the Amerks are switching back to the same design they wore prior to the Age of Reebok. However, these are still Edge jerseys. Let's not get crazy now.
This photo was provided via the team's web site.
The Amerks were stuck with red jerseys when the change to Reebok was originally initiated.
For reference, to the right is a shot of Jason Garrison from last season. Clearly the threads above are a major improvement. Rochester has worn blue for as long as I can remember so the change was certainly odd.
Not only is the blue back, but the piping is gone from both sweaters and the horizontal stripes have returned. Guess Reebok decided to incorporate those lousy elements for no other reason than to promote themselves.
According to the web site, the blue road jerseys were last worn during the 2005-06 campaign. It's certainly nice to see that they're back.
One unrelated note now. The Icethetics Season Preview is just over a week away. It's a week-long event which you may remember from last season. Things kick off on Monday, September 21.
It's got everything you need to know to start the season — new logos, new jerseys — everything!
The next phase of the IceHL Project will be announced that day as well.