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THN.com Jersey Tournament: Group Stage

The road to the ultimate jersey crown is a long and arduous one, but 40 teams have stamped their passports to the group stage round. They are the best of their respective leagues and they come from everywhere in North America. From Rimouski to Rio Grande Valley, Quinnipiac to Brandon, the teams are ready to clash at the next level.

With the league voting closed, we move on to pool play. The advancing 40 teams have all been slotted geographically into four groups of 10. This week, you will be able to vote on your favorite from each of the new pools.
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From there, the top four per pool will be slotted into a single-elimination bracket of 16. Each week (view the schedule on The Hockey News Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central page) your vote will determine who moves on until we are provided with an ultimate champion.



Can Rimouski’s rabid fan base drive the Oceanic past their final rivals from last year’s logo rankings, the Montreal Canadiens? Will the North Dakota Fighting Sioux make another run for glory, or be topped by one of two Chicago teams, the NHL’s Blackhawks and AHL’s Wolves?

Rochester, N.Y., also has two bids thanks to the Amerks and RIT Tigers, while the University of Maine is in thanks to a late push past favored Boston U. Who will emerge from the group stage?

Once again, the choice is yours…

GROUP A (ATLANTIC)
VOTE HERE
JERSEY
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/
PROVINCE
LEAGUE VOTE %
Chicoutimi

Sagueneens
QMJHL
Quebec
11 %
Boston

Bruins
NHL
Massachusetts
7 %
Maine

Bears
HE
Maine
23 %
New York

Rangers
NHL
New York
6 %
Quinnipiac

Bobcats
ECAC
Connecticut
27 %
Manchester

Monarchs
AHL
New Hampshire
8 %
Quebec

Remparts
QMJHL
Quebec
17 %
Philadelphia

Flyers
NHL
Pennsylvania
6 %
Rimouski

Oceanic
QMJHL
Quebec
28 %
Florida

Everblades
ECHL
Florida
19 %

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GROUP B (EAST)
VOTE HERE
JERSEY
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/
PROVINCE
LEAGUE VOTE %
Columbus

Cottonmouths
SPHL
Georgia
24 %
Toronto

Maple Leafs
NHL
Ontario
9 %
London

Knights
OHL
Ontario
21 %
Montreal

Canadiens
NHL
Quebec
18 %
Brampton

Batallion
OHL
Ontario
12 %
Springfield

Falcons
AHL
Massachusetts
9 %
Ottawa

67’s
OHL
Ontario
16 %
Rochester

Americans
AHL
New York
17 %
RIT

Tigers
AHA
New York
19 %
Niagara

Purple Eagles
CHA
New York
47 %

GROUP C (MIDWEST)
VOTE HERE
JERSEY
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/
PROVINCE
LEAGUE VOTE %
Michigan

Wolverines
CCHA
Michigan
23 %
Detroit

Red Wings
NHL
Michigan
11 %
Kalamazoo

Wings
ECHL
Michigan
15 %
Chicago

Blackhawks
NHL
Illinois
26 %
Toledo

Walleye
ECHL
Ohio
15 %
Chicago

Wolves
AHL
Illinois
18 %
Ft. Wayne

Komets
IHL
Indiana
19 %
Milwaukee

Admirals
AHL
Wisconsin
15 %
Knoxville

Ice Bears
SPHL
Tennessee
27 %
Laredo

Bucks
CHL
Texas
11 %

GROUP D (WEST)
VOTE HERE
JERSEY
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/
PROVINCE
LEAGUE VOTE %
Rio Grande Valley

Killer Bees
CHL
Texas
18 %
Calgary

Flames
NHL
Alberta
8 %
San Antonio

Rampage
AHL
Texas
7 %
Minnesota

Wild
NHL
Minnesota
5 %
Stockton

Thunder
ECHL
California
11 %
Brandon

Wheat Kings
WHL
Manitoba
18 %
North Dakota

Fighting Sioux
WCHA
North Dakota
31 %
Seattle

Thunderbirds
WHL
Washington
14 %

Quad City
Mallards

IHL
Illinois
29 %
Vancouver

Giants
WHL
British Columbia
14 %

Over the next two months, THN.com will leave the voting on the best jerseys up to you, the reader. To vote for your favorite, click HERE (Group Stage voting ends at 9 a.m. EST on Sept. 17.). To see ratings from the leagues, visit THN.com’s Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central.