Just because a league isn’t at the top of the ladder, doesn’t mean it can’t churn out some elite-level jerseys.
The ECHL has expanded its geographical footprint over the years and now has a great collection of sweaters with various influences to go along with it. Since ‘traditional’ teams are few and far between, the ECHL members rely on bold colors and fun mascots – and they’re not afraid to take chances. Thanks to that, our jury had a tough time separating our favorites.
While logos (last year’s competition) are certainly a big part of the hockey jersey, we also considered shoulder patches, striping and piping – so teams gained and lost points based on those factors. You'll also notice both home and away jerseys are used to represent the teams. Simply put, we took the one we liked best out of the two. Third or alternate jersey weren't considered. Click on each thumbnail for a larger picture.
Once you've taken in our top 20, head over to the voting page to select your favorite from our top 10 and help it to move on in the Jersey Tournament that will follow the rankings of each league’s jerseys (find the rankings and tournament schedule on The Hockey News Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central page).
Awesome logo and colors; teeth on the side seals it
Original color scheme, nice logo, reps the city on the trim
That baby blue is pretty sweet, plus the arms have fins
Great primary and shoulder logos
Loving the bolts running down the side
Cool shoulder logos, plus purple and black combo
More greatness on shoulders, nice overall package
Colors and tough logo swayed the jury in a positive way
Newer emblem and clean look a definite winner
K-Wings bring classic look to the ECHL
Double-blue and red is a cool combination
Nod to old Vegas on the trim is classy, but numbers in front logo doesn't work
Jersey cribbed from Bruins, but logo is all Johnstown
Win points for trees on flanks, emblem still a little lacking
Nice mascot, even if jersey is a little plain
Green is very bold; logo in the bear-swiping-at-stick family
Another bear-swiping entry
Sweater is cool, though logo detracts a bit
Mascot doesn't translate on a jersey too well
Trenton doesn’t even get its own logo; has to wear New Jersey's
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 (ECHL jersey voting ends at 9 a.m. EST on Aug. 24.). To see ratings from other leagues, visit THN.com's Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central.