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by Paul on 10/27/13 at 04:55 PM ET
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames unveiled their third jersey to fans and media earlier today during the inaugural Flames Fest presented by Calgary Co-op at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Flaming C logo remains the primary logo along with the world “Calgary.” A western style shoulder yoke and tie down laces on the front represents strong western heritage. Along with a new shoulder patch, created to celebrate the unique landscape of southern Alberta
The jersey also features a new two colour name and number font but also keeps with tradition by including the Atlanta A for the assistant captain letter.
“Personally I like it because I am very proud of our city and every time the Flames wear our third jersey ‘Calgary’ is front and centre on television screens and newspapers around the world,” said Jim Peplinski, Calgary Flames VP, Business Development. “Many of our fans have been asking us for a third jersey. We listen. And we believe we have delivered a third jersey that will appeal to those who wanted a third jersey while adding to our classic vintage jersey and solid current jersey.”
The uniform still maintains its high performance qualities as the current uniform including increased range of motion and significant weight reduction on the crests compared to standard two layer twill. The uniform will consist of a new style sock but will use the same black pant and gloves. A black helmet will also be worn but will include the new script logo on the sides
“We are looking forward to playing in front of the C of Red in the new jersey which represents the City in a new unique way with the word ‘Calgary’ on the front,” says Flames Captain Mark Giordano.
Beginning in the spring of 2012, representatives from the Calgary Flames, the National Hockey League and Reebok began the process of creating a design for the newest Flames uniform. Which combines the western heritage of Calgary, the vast Alberta landscape and the legacy of the Calgary Flames and using a blend of several concepts produced by the designers, the final product was completed earlier this summer.
In total, the team will wear the jersey at 12 home games over the course of the 2013-14 season:
Friday, November 1st versus the Detroit Red Wings
Saturday, November 16th versus the Edmonton Oilers
Tuesday, December 10th versus the Boston Bruins
Friday, December 27th versus the Edmonton Oilers
Sunday, December 29th versus the Vancouver Canucks
Tuesday, December 31st versus the Philadelphia Flyers
Saturday, January 11th versus the Pittsburgh Penguins
Thursday, January 16th versus the Winnipeg Jets
Saturday, February 1st versus the Minnesota Wild
Wednesday, March 5th versus the Ottawa Senators
Friday, March 28th versus the New York Rangers
Friday, April 11th versus the Winnipeg Jets
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