Hurricanes are constantly rotating as they move through oceans and up coastlines. Now they apparently rotate on hockey sweaters.
During last night’s Carolina Hurricanes – New Jersey Devils game, sophomore centre Seth Jarvis took to the ice during one period wearing the club’s spiffy red throwback 25th anniversary alternate sweater.
The problem was the logo on his jersey was upside down.
As Brady Trettenero notes in the embedded Tweet above, it was Jarvis’ 100th career NHL game, but was it a prank?
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, says the team.
“[A] 100th game prank would’ve been better!” said Hurricanes’ CMO Mike Forman in a message to SportsLogos.Net this morning. “It was an Upper Deck game so a number of players wore 3 different jerseys last night. One came back like that from adidas/jersey customizer and wasn’t detected until it was too late.”
LINK: Carolina Hurricanes all-time logo and uniform history
This isn’t the first time the Hurricanes have had problems with their logo turning up-side down, the same thing happened during the 2016 NHL Draft on the display board:
Things seem to be working well for the Hurricanes lately, so perhaps considering a change to an upside-down logo wouldn’t be the worst idea. Or a future alternate sweater which shows the logo in different states of rotation? It sounds like a manufacturing nightmare, but you can’t deny it would be interesting!