Oshawa Generals tease new third jersey

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Published December 20, 2021 at 7:12 pm

The Oshawa Generals will add a new look come the new year, or so it appears from a teaser tweet sent by the hockey club’s longtime equipment manager.

On Monday, Bryan Boyes, tweeted a photo showing what he has been working on while the Generals and the entire Ontario Hockey League are on a holiday break. Evidently, the Generals are adding a navy blue third jersey, with “Oshawa” spelled out diagonally in white lettering with blue and red trim.

The alternate sweater is accessorized with a multicoloured red-and-blue helmet, as was the style at the time when noted alumni such as Hockey Hall of Fame centre Eric Lindros and NHL all-star Marc Savard were teenage talents in Oshawa in the 1990s.

In the OHL, the home teams customarily wear a white or light-coloured jersey at home before the holiday break, and switch to their dark jerseys for the second half of the regular season and the playoffs. It is not yet clear when the Generals will be able to break out their new alternates.

Like the entire sports industry, the OHL has been deeply affected by the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Several teams have paused activities.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) announced Monday that its 12 Quebec-based teams will not have fans in the stands for an indefinite period. The QMJHL had a semblance of a season last year during heavy COVID-19 restrictions, but the OHL cancelled all play.

(Cover photo via Twitter/Bryan A. Boyes.)

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