The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are right around the corner, and hockey fans are just as excited as everyone else to see the 2018 jerseys. Nike revealed the three jerseys for each country on November 11th. The jerseys for each country will be used by the men’s and women’s teams, as well as the Paralympic Sled teams.
The men’s tournament will include 12 teams in three groups:
The women’s tournament will include eight teams in two groups:
Eight of the jerseys are solid colors with an ice-burst design on the sleeves, except for Sweden’s, which has two stripes on each forearm. The remaining five have one of the country’s colors across the yoke and shoulder, giving them more of a hockey jersey look. None of the jerseys have the iconic lace-up ties at the neckline that fans are used to seeing. Here’s a look at each country’s design:
Hockey jerseys are usually clearly identifiable by design, but some argue that the 2018 versions are less than desirable. Pete Blackburn, among others, isn’t happy with the approach taken by Nike. Blackburn’s complaints about the “bizarre, scale-y sleeve designs, no striping, nothing at the waist or collar, and similar modern fonts” top the list of flaws in the designs.
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