Tuesday, July 19, 2005

IceDiggers start new era with new jerseys

The Alpena IceDiggers will be sporting a new look for the 2005-2006 season.

The switch to redesigned jerseys couldn't come at a better time as the club is set to embark on a new season, in a new home with a new coach.

The project has been in the works for the past few months," said IceDiggers' general manager and head coach Ken Miller. "A tremendous amount of time and effort went into the design and production of the jersey. Our jersey supplier, OT Sports, has done a terrific job helping us design our new jerseys. The majority of the home jersey is white, while the shoulders, sleeves and band at the bottom are complemented by red and blue trim. It also includes a modification of the logo on the front of the uniform."

The away jersey (which Miller notes will be switched to the home jersey after the Christmas break) is royal blue, and sports a red collar. The uniform celebrates the heritage of hockey with a traditional lace-up front reminiscent of the NHL's "Original Six" era and features "Alpena" in white letters with red trim running diagonally across the front. There will also be IceDigger logos on each shoulder.

"The hockey sweater is more than the uniform, its appeal is universal. You see them everywhere and everyone wearing them," added Miller. "It becomes the symbol of pride to the team and our fans."

The replica jerseys will be available at the home opener. Adult sizes will cost fans $65.00 and youth sizes are $55.00.

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