The AHL's Iowa Wild unveiled a new third jersey earlier this week. The red sweater bears a striking similarity to that of their NHL parent club and owner, the Minnesota Wild.
Unfortunately, they inverted the red and green on the sleeve and along the side panels. Perhaps they didn't want to replicate the Minnesota jersey exactly, but they managed to ruin a solid jersey design.
Granted, that's just my take. I'm not a fan of the Edge jersey's side paneling being a different color from the rest of the sweater. The Grand Rapids Griffins used to do that until their uniforms underwent wholesale changes this summer.
Still, I'm always happy to see a team exercise a third color with their alternate jersey. Here it just makes sense to see the I-Wild in red. Plus, a great cause will benefit in the spring.
From the press release:
The team will debut the jersey on Saturday, Oct. 24 when it hosts the Texas Stars at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa is expected to wear the jersey at least 10-12 times at home this year.
At the end of the season, the team will auction the jerseys off to benefit the American Heart Association.
What do you think of Iowa's new third?