Great Griffins

This quartet of Grand Rapids Griffins logos by Slavo Kiss may be five years old, but it's definitely worth sharing during Minor League Week. What do you think?

Across Canada, Part 2

Minor League Week continues across Canada with a couple of entries from Steven Grant, including the WHL's Vancouver Giants.

Before the Jets showed up again in Winnipeg the AHL was home to the Manitoba Moose. Steven, reimagines the team's uniforms with a simplified color palette.

Across Canada, Part 1

It's about time for another theme week. We're tackling the minor and junior leagues for the next several days. First up is the prolific Bastian Schmülling with a couple of Canadian Hockey League teams — the QMJHL's Gatineau Olympiques and the WHL's Saskatoon Blades.

Minor League Week continues tomorrow with a new pair of concepts.

0671: Minors That Might Have Been

Teams come and go so often in the minors, so today's theme within Minor League Week has to do clubs that no longer exist. Like yesterday, Bastian Schmülling kicks things off. The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights exist today as the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. But perhaps they could've donned red and grey if they stayed put.

The AHL's old Buffalo Bisons club hasn't been around for 43 years, but Dylan Wonka imagines a comeback, complete with that classic bottle cap crest.

Technically, the Peoria Rivermen still exist, but now as a member of the SPHL. The AHL club was relocated and became the Utica Comets this past summer. Maybe they'd have had more luck as less a riverboat captain and more a canoeist. (Is that a word?) You can tell Antonio Calisto had some fun with this one!

We'll wrap up on a team that's soon to be relocated. The AHL's Adirondack Phantoms will become the Lehigh Valley Phantoms next season. So while this jersey set is cool, the "A" wouldn't work anymore.

Check back tomorrow for some big time minor league Freak Outs!

0670: Around the Juniors

Minor League Week takes us around the Canadian Hockey League today. Junior teams are rarely featured here so this is a treat. The prolific and talented Bastian Schmülling gets us started with a pair. First, the QMJHL are represented by the Quebec Remparts. The Remparts have a history of great jersey designs. This one would not be a departure from that.

Moving to the OHL, Bastian tackles the Peterborough Petes. This team also lends itself well to great uniform designs. No surprise Bastian knocked this one out of the park too.

Another regular, Ryan Haslett, takes us to the WHL. He's created a new sweater for the Lethbridge Hurricanes which features a Hurricane (the plane) in the shape of a hurricane (the storm). Pretty clever.

Finally, Kurt Pittman brings us his rebranding of the Moose Jaw Warriors. He introduces some great new logos to go with his uniforms. I'm really impressed with this set!