by Matt DeLaere, Marketing
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Minor league teams are known for outrageous promotions and for taking chances with uniform designs. The Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League), a minor league equivalent to AA baseball, recently introduced new jerseys that will at least be eye-catching.
In a nod to the scavenging birds which are their namesake, the Condors news black jersey will feature a sublimated wing design in metallic Dazzle fabric on the sleeves. The metallic theme is continued with silver piping and the city name, Bakersfield, in nickel metallic at the bottom of the jersey.
The white version of the jersey has a metallic Dazzle wing design on the shoulders and on the sleeves, as well as the same metallic “Bakersfield” as the black version.
The president of the Condors, Matthew Riley, calls the new designs “the greatest jerseys in the world.” While that distinction is typically in the eye of the beholder, they certainly are a departure from standard hockey jerseys and follow the recent trend of bold colors and metallic and specialty materials being used in college and professional jerseys.