Canucks, Senators unveil Heritage Classic jerseys

SpezzaHSedin_HCjerseys_DLThe NHL unveiled jerseys for the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks when the two teams meet in the third iteration of the Heritage Classic, the outdoor matchup between two Canadian teams. The game will take place on March 2, 2014, at BC Place in Vancouver.

This is the first time that either Vancouver or Ottawa will participate in a Heritage Classic game, let alone an outdoor game in general. The first Heritage Classic, the popularity of which was a large reason why the NHL implemented its annual Winter Classic game in 2008, took place in 2003 where the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens beat the Oilers by a score of 4-3.

The last Heritage Classic happened in 2011, with the Clagary Flames hosting the Canadiens. The Flames shut out the Canadiens during the game with a final score of 4-0.

From, the jerseys will be throwbacks featuring elements found in early versions of each team’s jerseys. Here’s more info:

The Senators will wear jerseys celebrating the early-NHL era Senators, four-time Stanley Cup® champions in an eight-year span from 1920-27. The sweaters feature historical elements interpreted in a modern look, balancing past with present. The large “O” logo on the front that stands for Ottawa is reminiscent of the design prior to 1934. The red and black stripes on a cream background, borrowed from the ‘Barber Poles’ of past jerseys, is used across the chest, arms and socks.

The Canucks will pay homage to the Vancouver Millionaires by wearing their commemorative Millionaires jerseys. First worn by the team last season, the jerseys celebrate 100 years of hockey on the West Coast and include a large “Victory V” logo front and center, maroon and cream striped sleeves and a large cream stripe on maroon socks. The franchise will wear the special jersey at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ in honour of Vancouver’s original hockey heroes.

Tickets go on sale for the event on Thursday, December 5.


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