OKC Barons Unveil Edmonton-Inspired Third Jersey

Written By:  •  Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Oklahoma City Barons, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, unveiled a new third jersey during a fan “open house” event at their home arena on Tuesday night with images uploaded to the Twitter account of reporter Eric Rodgers.

Borrowing heavily from design elements used by the parent Oilers, the Barons new alternate jersey is similarly styled using royal blue with orange shoulders trimmed in white.

On the front of the jerseys is a re-coloured version of the Barons alternate logo, an OKC above a single oil drop.

Closeup of the jersey crest on the new OKC Barons alternate jersey

Typically the Barons wear uniforms and logos which use the previous colour scheme and jersey styles used by the Edmonton Oilers, midnight blue and copper.  This new jersey will be their first regular uniform to feature elements of the new Oilers look.

At the unveiling on Tuesday night Barons Owner and CEO Bob Funk, Jr. explained that the club had initially wanted their own identity but also to acknowledge the link to their parent club in Edmonton which is why they had used the navy and copper.  The Oilers shortly thereafter changed their colours back to their original look.

“My first thought was ‘No! I invested a lot of money into this branding’, but after receiving some feedback from the fans we’ve decided to introduce a new third jersey” – OKC Barons Owner Bob Funk Jr.

The jersey has the Barons primary logo on one shoulder and the Oilers on the other, it is available for sale now at the OKC Barons online shop.

 

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  • Aaron

    All they have to do is brighten up the blue a notch or two, add a splash of gold and midnight navy and you have hockey’s answer to the OKC Thunder. Adding some streaks the logo would just nail it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/troy.riley.908 Troy Riley

    At least it’s just a third jersey. There’s nothing more boring than an affiliate using a copy of the parent club’s uniforms/logo, and sometimes name (Providence, Albany, etc.). AHL teams should have their own identity.

    • Aaron

      I agree with you on that, because who knows how long each club plans to be affiliated with their minor league bretherens. The Toronto Marlies dwarfing the Leafs makes sense considering they’ve always had some history with them. What I don’t care for are CHL clubs (OHL, WHL, QMJHL) trying to immitate NHL clubs, case in point Mississauga Steelheads. Using the same colours is one thing, but using the exact same uniform style, pointless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.gukov Mark Gukov

    What he meant to say is that he wants all the NHL fans he can get.

  • Joe Roberts

    Big fan of their primary logo, these third jerseys aren’t bad.

  • Seth

    i dont like the new website theme i like the old one

  • Josh Truax

    Of course, it doesn’t hurt that these are the same colors (sans black) as the local NBA team.

  • Aaron

    Oh and another thing, it’s also a waste of space to put the parent club’s logo on the AHL jerseys almost as much as it’s a waste to put advertisements on there. There’s no reason for it. You don’t see the Rochester Americans, Milwaukee Admirals, Chicago Wolves and hopefully now that they have new jerseys the Hershey Bears putting their parent club on their sleeve.

    • DoubleB

      I overall agree, but I know that in Rockford, the fans and the whole organization are very proud of their affiliation with Chicago. Plus, in some cases, it is in the terms of the affiliation agreement. And that affiliation agreement is a very important part of being in the AHL, even if not from the fans perspective. The way I see it, it is a very simple way to “pay dues” to the parent club that is clean, takes up little space, and isn’t nearly as bad as Worcester, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Providence, Albany, or Texas. I’m sure the Wolves would be harassed a bit if they had Vancouver patches on their jerseys… on second thought, they totally should do that.

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