What you see at right (and can click to enlarge) is the logo for the Lake Erie Warriors, a Pennsylvania-based team in the new National College Prospects Hockey League, which will have its inaugural season this fall. The team and the logo have existed for at least four months, but I didn’t become aware of them until yesterday, when reader Bill Stewart brought them to my attention. “I’m not generally against Native American themes, but this just seems in poor taste,” he wrote. “Can’t believe that’s what they went with.”
Neither can I.
In case you’re wondering, the logo also appears on the team’s jersey (click to enlarge): (Continue reading)
[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry by Ben Van Mierlo, who’s going to give us a close look at a very small piece of hockey gear. Enjoy. — PL]
By Ben Van Mierlo
When I went to Uni Watch on June 2 — the day with the recent entry about the Penguins’ helmets — and saw the photo of Sidney Crosby with his head turned sideways, showing off his helmet earpiece [shown at right; click to enlarge], I thought to myself, “There it is! Finally, a full Uni Watch investigation into hockey helmet earpieces!” But that entry turned out to be about the Penguins’ helmet decals. So if there’s going to be an entry about earpieces, it appears that I’ll have to write it myself.
If you’re wondering what an earpiece is, take a look at this photo, which is what an off-the-shelf hockey helmet looks like [click to enlarge]: (Continue reading)
As most of you are probably aware, on Saturday night the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds commemorated the old Seattle Metropolitans’ 1917 Stanley Cup championship by wearing Metropolitans throwbacks. Uni Watch reader Markus Kamp was at the game and reports that the Hockey Hall of Fame had several artifacts on hand, including Metropolitans goalie Hap . . . → Read More: All Hail the Metropolitans
By Phil Hecken
A couple weeks ago, Paul ranked the best dressed cities in American sports for ESPN. In the Uni Watch comments that day, it was suggested that a Canadian power ranking might be in order — only it would be up to UW readers to create such a beast. My buddy, . . . → Read More: Power Ranking the Canadian Cities