Rochester Americans Bring Back Red for Third Jersey

Written By:  •  Friday, September 7, 2012

Rochester’s Bringin’ Back the Red!

For the first time since 2008-09, the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans will be wearing a red jersey regularly during the upcoming 2012-13 season, unveiled yesterday via a video posted on their YouTube channel.

Rochester’s three jerseys for 2012-13: Road Blue, Alt Red, Home White

The new red sweater, which is patterned directly off of the existing home and road jerseys, will be worn as a third jersey during “select Friday home games”.  They will be paired with the teams standard road blue pants and blue helmets.

“The Amerks are excited to introduce a red third jersey that compliments the current home and road uniforms… our uniform is among the best in all of sports, and the red alternate sweater integrates our current look with the historic Amerks design.” – Rochester Americans VP of business operations Rob Kopacz

First worn during the 1959-60 season, the Americans have gone back-and-forth with a red sweater, alternating between traditional and modern designs.  In a video release from the Americans, the team says this new look “keeps the current Amerks style while maintaining the team’s traditional looks.”

Rochester’s first red uniform, worn during the 1959-60 season

The new jersey is, of course, available for sale, details of how to purchase from the press release:

“Reebok replica jerseys are available for $124.99 plus tax, with customizations (name and number) available for an additional $79.99 plus tax. Allow four to six weeks for delivery. Call The Zone Team Store at 585-286-9957 or visit for more details.”

The video used to unveil the new jersey is below:


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  • Glen Cuthbert


  • Now THAT has got to be the most natural-looking third jersey I’ve ever seen. No-brainer, great look.

  • Bill A

    The Americans have THE best uniforms in all of hockey, and I’m not even a fan of the team. Don’t dislike the team either, but that’s just beside the point.

  • Eric Hoffman

    A classic

  • Ryan

    Should have gotten rid of the wording on the third. Just have the shield.

    • Terry Proctor

      I agree 100% Ryan. Actually the team should wear the exact uniform shown in the video that the 1964-65 Calder Cup champions wore. But then I’m very partial to that style that they wore from ’59-’60 through ’68-’69. The sporting goods store I worked for in Rochester sold the Amerks their uniforms from 1957-69. You can see a history of the Amerks’ uniforms by going to the Amerks Booster Club website at and click on the “Photos-Archives” section in the left menu. Then go to my uniform history section.

      I only included the years from 1956-57 to 1981-82. Those are the years when the team went through local Rochester dealers or manufacturers. Beginning in 1982-83 the whole AHL went with a single supplier. That took all of the fun out of supplying the team. You can see those later uniforms in the complete team photo section.

      You should enjoy my section. I go in to detail about each uniform and we have included photos of several sweaters. Check out Dave Parlet’s collection of classic game-worn AHL and Amerk sweaters right below my section. There are some great sweaters shown. And don’t forget to read my detailed descriptions of these AHL classics. Enjoy it! It was a labor of love.

  • Jab

    Perfect, clean look that ties the past with the present. Awesome

  • ingmar66

    Very nice indeed. But it should have the single shield and some extra stars on the shoulders, just like the ’59 version to be completely perfect.

  • Pat

    I’ve always taken pride in my hometown team’s jersey.

  • Aaron

    I think the logos on the jersey would look cleaner without the word mark. The current logo can stay as the center ice and promotional logo like the New York Rangers.