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!

0249: Rollin' on the River

AHL Week keeps rolling today with the Peoria Rivermen. Last month, the Rivermen announced the winner of a fan-focused jersey design contest. Today we're taking a look at a couple of the entries that were also considered (and sent my way). Mitch Whitlock tried a Predators-style all gold sweater. But the P/Illionois shoulder patch is pretty cool.

And Eric Andrews went the way of the wordmark, which is starting to become more common than a lot of us would prefer. And it screams Buffalo Sabres. Not sure the Blues would dig that. But that's just my take. What do you think of these two?

0155: Rollin' on the River

It's been a while since our last Minor League Week and the concepts are starting to pile up. The AHL's Peoria Rivermen are currently holding a jersey design contest. When Gianluca Baggetta came up with his new look, he sent it along to Icethetics as well for all of us to enjoy.