Yesterday, the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League unveiled a new look for the new year.
The Royals introduced their new alternate jersey on Monday, January 1st, when they hosted the Calgary Hitmen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The team had revealed the jerseys on their social media channels a few days prior.
The new alternate jersey is predominantly blue and complements the usual white home and black away jerseys. As with the other jerseys, the Royals‘ lion-head logo is featured on the front.
The collar of the third jersey is blue, while the black shoulders are squared off and feature a new patch design. The patch has a small blue R in block lettering inside a blue V and above that, a silver crown.
Wide white and black stripes with a narrower gray stripe in between are featured at the waist and sleeves. The numbers on the back and sleeves are blue with a thick white outline, while the names on the back are solid white.
The stripe pattern resembles that found on the Royals‘ regular home and away jerseys, while the number font on the alternate jersey is thicker, slimmer, and less angular.
The new jerseys gave the Royals the boost they needed to defeat the Hitmen in overtime, 5-4.