Tuesday, December 27, 2011

This Brings Back Memories...

Last Friday, in a 7-4 win over the Laredo Bucks, the Missouri Mavericks donned the original red and grays of the Kansas City's last semi-successful hockey franchise, the IHL's Blades.  The jerseys were auctioned off after the game, with a portion of the money going to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.

The throwbacks look pretty true to the originals (except the number and name text looks a little bit off), and it's good to have a team in the city that can relive a part of Kansas City hockey past.  Here are a few photos for comparison.  I imagine this is what the Blades jersey would look like if they were still around and went retro with a "modern look" like oh so many American sports franchises.

Here are the highlights from the other night, if you care to see more shots of the jersey.  Just imagine you are in Kemper Arena with twenty-seven other people in the upper deck.  Ah, memories...

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