Slicker Wolves

This one's been resting in the Icethetics concepts vault for a little while now, but it's one I've always liked. The AHL's Chicago Wolves have long had great uniforms, but their logo has been a bit of a mess. So our buddy Matt McElroy streamlined it a bit and I think he did a pretty nice job.

AHL Freak Out

Minor League Week comes to a close today with a couple of freaky creations. Tyler Kochan knows how to be creative and grab your attention. Those wild eyes would definitely make for a frightening Chicago Wolves jersey.

Meanwhile, the Albany Devils could be a lot more interesting than their NHL counterparts wearing something like this. Be sure to check out Tyler's home and road designs too.

0672: Minors Week Freak Out

Minor League Week wraps up up with a super-sized Freak Out Friday. First, Justin Nahhas offers his redesigned Chicago Wolves jerseys. The home and road options aren't too crazy — though they do follow the template used by the Penguins in their last Winter Classic appearance.

The alternate jersey is what should freak us out. To be fair, Justin submitted this concept almost two years ago when the Wolves were still affiliate with Vancouver, but could you imagine a Canucks logo on the jersey of a Chicago-area team? Of course, the subtle "C" in that stick-in-the-rink logo could stand for Chicago, right?

Another oldie I'm just getting around to posting is this one from Josh Olson. Last spring, in between learning the Houston Aeros were moving to Iowa and what the team's new name would be, Josh sent in this idea for a rebranding. He admits making up "CornHawks," but there's no reason it couldn't work as a team name. Do you prefer Des Moines CornHawks or Iowa Wild? (Both are a bit of a mouthful.)

The ever-creative Bastian Schmülling completes a run of being featured on this page for three straight days. Here, he's redesigned the look of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers — swapping Islanders blue for nice shade of black. What do you think of the striping style? I think it's a little out there.

And finally, Nick Burton brings a redesigned orange jersey for the ECHL's San Francisco Bulls. What freaks me out is the sunburned bull on the crest. Yikes! Nice jersey, otherwise.

Check back here tomorrow for a concept that previews Chicago's Stadium Series sweater!

0095: Chicago Canucks

I know it's Minor League Week, but this just has to be wrong in so many ways. Alan Moore's Chicago Wolves look a lot like the Vancouver Canucks of the '90s. Of course that's by design but it's still a strange sight to see. And just for fun, he threw in a couple of alternate designs.