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The Hockey News' OHL Jersey Rankings

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A mixture of legendary franchises and more recent upstarts, there’s a lot of history in the Ontario League – and like other major junior circuits, there’s both good and bad in there.

Graphically, the OHL runs the gamut, but there were still clear lines for our jury over what worked and what didn’t.

Big thanks to River City Sports and Chris Creamer’s Sports Logo Page for helping us with pictures, as the CHL is bringing in new Reebok sweaters for 2009-10 and photos were unavailable at the time of voting.

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 rankings, 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).

RK.

LOGO

TEAM

THE SCOOP

1

Ottawa
67's

Traditional striping is a classic

2

Mississauga

St. Mike's Majors

Colors and big, bold "M" are hot

3

Soo

Greyhounds

We love the old-school logos

4

Plymouth

Whalers

Hartford colors and a fun mascot? Yes, please

5

Belleville

Bulls

Bold gold and a menacing-looking bull

6

London

Knights

Knights rock a clean design with solid logo

7

Sudbury

Wolves

Original logo and a great blue-gray color scheme

8

Oshawa

Generals

Gens stick with the winning look they've always had

9

Peterborough

Petes

Rival Petes follow suit; maroon and white is tight

10

Brampton
Battalion

Divisive, but bold. Military stripes on arms is cool

11

Sarnia
Sting

Love the swarming hive shoulder logo

12

Windsor

Spitfires

New look still needs to grow on us

13

Kitchener

Rangers

Great jersey, but we still think of New York first

14

Saginaw

Spirit

Not a standout, but not a dud, either

15

Niagara

IceDogs

Dogbone shoulder logo is cool

16

Barrie

Colts

A very typical junior sweater layout

17

Kingston

Frontenacs

Logo's great, Dallas-style star design not so much

18

Guelph

Storm

Colors and shoulders good, logo bad

19

Erie

Otters

Another swiping bear with dicey accent designs

20

Owen Sound

Attack

Way, way too much trim and arm design

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 (OHL jersey voting ends at 9 a.m. EST on Sept. 10.). To see ratings from other leagues, visit THN.com's Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central.

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