AHL Penguins get nostalgic for a 1980 miracle jersey

The AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are paying tribute to the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team next weekend — by appropriating their jerseys.

It's Military Appreciation Night on Sun., Feb. 22 for the Baby Pens. So they'll be sporting the red, white and blue you see above. Note how they've cleverly replaced USA with their own initials. Genius.

Anyway, for those of you who'd been longing for an American throwback jersey in Sochi, hopefully this can hold you over. Of course die hards will scoff at the nameplate on the back of the jersey — which isn't blue as it should be.

Remind me to grab some photos after the game next weekend.