The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks officially unveiled their uniforms to be worn for the 2014 NHL Heritage Classic on March 1st at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver during a press event earlier today.
The Senators uniform is simply a “heritage white” version of the Sens’ alternate jersey they’ve been wearing since the 2011/12 season. Despite their statement that the game “pays tribute to the 1915 Stanley Cup Final”, these uniforms are more based off of the ones worn by the original Ottawa Senators NHL franchise during the 1930s.
The Vancouver Canucks will be wearing the maroon 1915 Vancouver Millionaires jerseys the team had previously worn back in March for a game against the Detroit Red Wings. The 2014 Heritage Classic logo added to the shoulder.
“It’s very nice, Vancouver has a great history of hockey, and it’s an honour to put it on. It’s a nice jersey” – Canucks’ Henrik Sedin
The original Ottawa hockey teams had almost always wore alternating black, red, and white horizontal stripes. That tradition was (awesomely) continued with the birth of the Ottawa 67s OHL junior hockey team in the latter half of the 20th century.
The original Vancouver pro hockey team, the Millionaires won the 1915 Stanley Cup as members of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association: