Hockey Canada unveils new "retro-futuristic" jerseys Staff

4/24/2008 12:25:16 PM

Team Canada will be going with the "retro-futuristic" look this spring.

Hockey Canada unveiled the new jerseys at a press conference Thursday. The new design is supposed to be a combination of the tradition and heritage of Team Canada and the technically-advanced materials found in the current Team Canada jersey that has been worn since the fall of 2005

"We are excited to unveil the new look for Team Canada as we prepare for some great international hockey events coming up in Canada, including three of the next four IIHF World Junior Championships and the Men's Worlds this May in Halifax and Quebec City," said Bob Nicholson, president and CEO of Hockey Canada, in a statement.

"As we look forward to an exciting time for hockey in Canada, it is only fitting that we unveil a new jersey design, which all of our teams will wear, that has an eye to the future but also celebrates our long-standing tradition and heritage."

The International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Quebec City and Halifax takes place May 2nd to 18th.

Canada will wear throwback jerseys for one game, honouring the 1976 Canada Cup team.

Don't forget to tune in to SportsCentre tonight at 6:30pm et/3:30 pt as the Top 10 will feature some of the greatest Team Canada moments while wearing that famous jersey.  Canada wore the jersey in the 1976, '81, '84, '87 and '91 Canada Cups.