Erie Otters Change Uniforms

The Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters are making a change to their uniforms, promoting their alternate yellow jersey of the past several years to full-time status and creating a white version to match.

Created as an alternate uniform for the 2013-14 season, the yellow look was apparently a popular one locally, compared to that of the old 1980s Erie Blades of the American Hockey League.

The new white uniform unveiled by the Erie Otters this week

It’s a departure from what the team has always worn as a full-time set, since their relocation to Pennsylvania from Niagara Falls in 1996 the Otters have always worn a predominantly blue, red, and yellow uniform with their logo featuring a cartoon otter wearing a helmet and holding a stick on the chest. Neither red nor the otter will be worn on the new jersey.

Connor McDavid in the Otters alternate yellow uniform, this will be a full-time look in 2017-18

Despite their complete absence from the uniform, the Otters appear to still be using the primary logo officially, it’s still used as the main logo graphic on their website.

Here’s a look at what the Otters had been wearing last season:

Erie Otters previous uniform

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