The Hurricanes are not the only ones that will be looking different next season, as their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, also unveiled new uniforms today.
The jerseys are similar to the ones that the Canes will be sporting next season.
The home red jersey has three stripes at the bottom, which are all different colors (red, white and black). This is different than the Hurricanes’ which use two white stripes and make their jerseys look more like the Phoenix Coyotes.
The stripes will also be featured on the arms of both home and away jerseys, along with the neck lacing. Checkers’ jerseys will also include the Canes’ logo on each shoulder, which is a common thing for AHL affiliates to do with their NHL logos.
The white jerseys are also identical to the Canes’, except that the neck lacing is on the Checkers’ white jersey and not on the Hurricanes’.
Personally, I like the Checkers’ new jerseys more than the Hurricanes’. I feel that the Canes’ jerseys are far too similar to the Coyotes’ and it’s good to see that the Checkers’ used lacing on both jerseys, which is always a nice touch.
The jerseys will go on sale on June 30. More information can be found on the Checkers’ website.