Team Canada unveils new look
Team Canada will be sporting a new look when it hits the ice at next month's men's world championship in Halifax and Quebec City.
Hockey Canada unveiled new Team Canada jerseys on Thursday that will debut at the upcoming men's world championship and will eventually be worn by all of Canada's national men's, women's and sledge teams.
The new jerseys will also be used on Canadian soil at the 2009 World Junior Championship and in Vancouver at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
"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.
"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 jersey's composition remains largely unchanged since the last version was unveiled in 2005 but according to Hockey Canada, the look is more "retro-futuristic."
New shoulder blocking that is borrowed from past editions of the Team Canada sweater are the biggest change, while the the Hockey Canada heritage logo remains.
The 2008 IIHF World Championship drops the puck on May 2, with Canada taking on Slovenia on the first day of the tournament.