The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are approaching, and on Wednesday morning both USA Hockey and Hockey Canada revealed the jerseys their hockey teams will be wearing.
First up, the U.S., who will be donning three jerseys for the tournament.
Once again, the USA jerseys will feature “Land of the Free – Home of the Brave” on the inside neckline. According to USA Hockey, these jerseys also feature “injected silicone molds” that “make the trim pop.” Also, the sleeve graphic was “inspired by bald eagle feathers and represents the theme of fluid force.” Finally, the “flicker film (rather than heavy twill) base for the crest and numbers increase vibrancy and sparkles under arena lights.”
They’re certainly…interesting. They do have a very XFL, Pro Beach Hockey vibe to them with the design and color scheme.
Since both jerseys were designed by Nike, you’ll see just how much in common Canada’s has with the Americans’ look.
Canada will also be going with three jerseys: the traditional red and white along with another black one. According to Hockey Canada, the maple leaf logo was “inspired by a skate blade” and also features gold trim.
So what do you think? Would you put down some hard-earned cash for a 2018 Brian Gionta or Ryan Malone USA Hockey jersey or perhaps a 2018 Jarome Iginla or Derek Roy Canada one?