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Canada to wear black third jerseys vs. Austria

Feb 14, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

Team Canada Jerseys

Canada will look a little different today against Austria, and not just because it has altered the team’s lineup.

The Canadians will be sporting their black third jerseys, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.

The jersey, as Hockey Canada describes it, took its inspiration from vintage Team Canada jerseys.

Rather than prominently display the maple leaf and emphasize the nation’s colors, the black jersey has Canada in bold letters on the front. It also has gold piping and a gold maple leaf on the shoulders.

It’s worth adding that, as you might expect, Canada’s jerseys came under some criticism after they were revealed to the public. Those remarks ranged significantly, including the suggestion that Canada’s logo on the front of the red and white jerseys closely resembles that of the Canadian oil and gas company Petro-Canada’s, according to the National Post.

  1. beergold - Feb 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Nasty!

    • indycarseries500 - Feb 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      …or Nashty

  2. stepanup - Feb 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Fine being in the minority here, but I like the blacks. Too bad Nike employed their one skilled jersey designer for Team Canada and the US was given the unpaid intern.

  3. xdj511 - Feb 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Crazy to have three jerseys for a tournament that is six or seven games at most. Way to go marketing department!

    • bsaures - Feb 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      Problem is half the teams in the tourney’s main color is red

  4. csilojohnson - Feb 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    you must mean way to go petro-canada.

  5. titansbro - Feb 14, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    from an american: canada’s jerseys are fire, especially the black. just filthy.

  6. penguins87and71 - Feb 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    I love the all black unis for team Canada. They are sick!

  7. mrpinkca - Feb 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Wearing the SS jersey against Austria strikes me as a bit messed up.

  8. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Feb 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Would have been a red and white mess of a game to watch if they didn’t have these sweaters.

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