Canada will be sporting some unique hockey jerseys for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Three sweaters were revealed for the men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams on Wednesday in Toronto: a white version with a red maple leaf and red sleeve details; a red version with a white and grey maple leaf and black sleeve details; and a black version with a red maple leaf and red sleeve details.
The leaf’s multipanel, three-dimensional design is inspired by a skate blade and features gold trim.
On the men’s side, Canada is the two-time defending Olympic champion, but will be without the services of NHL players this time around.
The Canadian women are seeking an unprecedented fifth straight Olympic title.
The Paralympic men’s team, meanwhile, won gold at the 2006 Torino Olympics and bronze four years ago in Sochi, Russia.
The United States also revealed its hockey jerseys for the upcoming Games, with white, navy and royal blue offerings featuring a vintage crest on the top right, above “USA” lettering. The jerseys also feature the slogan “Land of the free — Home of the brave” inside the collar.
The United States also announced its Olympic and Paralympic hockey jerseys for the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday. (USA Hockey)
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