Hurricanes Ready for "New Storm"

Carolina will unveil overhauled uniforms on June 4

The Carolina Hurricanes just officially joined this summer's new uniform fray — as reported in our NHL JerseyWatch series. The club confirmed today it will have completely new home and road uniforms next season and announced plans to slowly reveal teasers every morning over the next 10 days beginning tomorrow.

They did release this image this morning.

Hurricanes reveal first sneak peek at new uniforms (via Instagram)

Already I like it. If that's the new font and the collar is solid black, these are steps in the right direction.

Preview photos to be revealed every morning

Ten days. That gets us from now until Sat., June 1. Then the Hurricanes will unveil the whole kit at an event on Tues., June 4 at noon. Wait, that date sounds familiar, doesn't it? I seem to think there's something else going on in Dallas.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the Hurricanes are just trying to stress me out now. The Dallas Stars have already scheduled their logo/uniform unveiling for the evening of June 4 and I'll be on an airplane headed that way just as the Canes do their big reveal. If ever there was a reason to pull my hair out.

So while I'll be able to share one unveiling with you guys live, for the other, I'll have to be very late to the party. According to Carolina's Twitter feed, this scheduling is a "coincidence."

"New Storm" unveiling requires special invitation

In their press release, the Hurricanes said an invitation is required to attend the June 4 event at PNC Arena but that you can enter for a chance to win an invite.

They're referring to the redesigned uniforms as "New Storm" which is on the same level as "BlackArmor." Here's what they're saying about it right now:

This marks the first significant uniform alteration — from the home and road sweaters to the pants to the socks — in the team's 15-year North Carolina history. The team's primary logo and colors will remain intact. Beginning Friday, May 24, teaser swatches of the new uniforms will be posted each day. Follow the team on Instagram for a first look at each day's teaser image.

If you're not on Instagram, bookmark this page for the next 10 days to keep an eye on the updates. Of course I'll have them here on Icethetics as well.

New look questions answered via Twitter

Following this morning's announcement, the team took some time to answer fan questions on Twitter. I'll do a quick rundown of all the details of this unveiling, including those Twitter answers.

  • New uniforms will be unveiled on Tues., June 4 at 12pm ET. 
  • The logos will NOT change.
  • It's not just the sweaters. The whole uniform is changing — including socks and pants.
  • Teaser images will be posted to Instagram every morning at 10am leading up to the unveiling.
  • The jerseys will be available to purchase in September.
  • Sharing the June 4 date with Dallas is a "coincidence" and not the result of the NHL or Reebok meddling. 
  • Apparently, the new look is "a whole lot of awesome." 

Time for you to chime in. Are you excited about the Hurricanes' plans to overhaul their entire uniform?