Written By: Chris Creamer•
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.
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.”
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 www.amerks.com for more details.”
The video used to unveil the new jersey is below: