BRUINS AND FLYERS UNVEIL 2010 BRIDGESTONE/NHL WINTER CLASSIC JERSEYS
NEW YORK (September 18, 2009) – The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers have unveiled their game-day jerseys for the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic®, which will be worn at Fenway Park in Boston on New Year’s Day, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Boston will wear a sweater that is brown and gold, the original colors worn by the club from 1924 until 1934 – including the year the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup® in 1929. The crest featured on the sweater is a variation on the club’s “original’” spoked-B that debuted as part of the organization’s 25th Anniversary season in 1949. The new NHL Winter Classic uniform also features other elements from historic Bruins eras – including gold socks first worn in the 1930s and laces on the jersey, worn during the glory days of the Big Bad Bruins of the 1970s.
Philadelphia will wear a white sweater with the black Flyers logo – a flying “P” encircling the orange puck. The sweater has a black nameplate, orange piping down the sleeves and an orange cummerbund band above the waist. The neck has orange-and-black trim and the sleeve cuffs are black. This is very similar to the uniform that the Flyers wore from their inception in 1967 through 1982.
“The NHL Winter Classic jersey is one of many elements that makes this annual event so special,” said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President Marketing, NHL. “Whether it is through a retro-jersey that pays respect to the team’s history or a new creation that represents an extension of the brand, the NHL Winter Classic jersey adds to the uniqueness and provides a celebratory feel worthy of this event.”
“We are proud that together with Reebok we have created a new uniform system that both adds to the excitement for the NHL Winter Classic and honors some of the rich history of the Boston Bruins,” said Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs. “I cannot wait to see our team hit the ice at Fenway Park donning these fantastic uniforms.”
“The Philadelphia Flyers are excited to participate in the biggest game of the NHL’s regular season, the NHL Winter Classic,” said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman and Philadelphia Flyers Founder Ed Snider. “At the NHL Winter Classic, the Flyers players will proudly wear special retro jerseys which reflect a look of our early years which evoke very special memories of playing against the Boston Bruins, including our first Stanley Cup victory. We can’t wait to ring in the New Year in the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park.”
2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic jerseys for both Boston and Philadelphia are available for pre-order now through Shop.NHL.com, bostonbruins.com and philadelphiaflyers.com. The jerseys will be available via retail and online on November 15, 2009.
Once again, the NHL Winter Classic jerseys were designed by Reebok, the Official Outfitter of the NHL, who collaborated with both teams to create a jersey that was unique and true to the history and tradition of the clubs.
The Boston Bruins will host the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic at Boston’s historic Fenway Park. The 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic will be the third regular-season outdoor NHL® game played in the United States (the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins on New Year’s Day 2008, and the Chicago Blackhawks hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field on New Year’s Day last season), and the fourth regular-season outdoor game in League history (the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens at Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 22, 2003). NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the game in the U.S. In Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the event live. NHL Radio™ and SIRIUS XM Radio will provide radio coverage and NHL.com will provide extensive digital video coverage.
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