The initial rosters have been released. (The debate is already underway.)
And now the uniforms for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 have also been revealed, in cooperation with the NHL, NHLPA and adidas.
“We took iconic emblems from each of the participating teams to create jerseys that honor the traditions of each nation and fused those with an emphasis on technical design for elite performance on the ice,” said Keith Leach, senior director NHL, the adidas Group, in a statement.
Made with adidas’ cutting-edge adizero technology, the new uniform features the blending of three lightweight, resilient fabrics, which have been tested and tuned over the past four years. Engineered for durability, while providing greater airflow, the innovative adizero fabric has been developed to keep athletes cool and comfortable. Additionally, the new adizero cresting reduces weight, adds flexibility and improves overall movement, allowing players to perform at their highest levels.
The uniforms feature some new looks and designs, particularly for Team Europe and Team North America, as those teams enter into the competition for 2016.