Hockey Canada has unveiled its new jersey, which will be worn by the men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams representing Canada at the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia.
CityNews reporter Hugh Burrill got a first-hand look at the new sweaters at Mattamy Athletic Centre — formerly the site of Maple Leaf Gardens — in Toronto.
The Canadian Olympic Committee as well as manufacturer Nike were on hand for the unveiling.
But the images were old news to die-hard sports fans: the images appeared on sportslogos.net on Monday, and Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was first seen wearing the jersey in early September in what appeared to be a promotional photo.
The jersey has a wide horizontal stripe across the front but it stops at the sides and does not continue onto the back. There are no laces and the shoulders bear a screened image of maple leaves.
There are 12 gold maple leaves embroidered directly onto the sweater.
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