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The Hockey News' WHL Jersey Rankings

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The Western League spans from the Pacific Ocean to the wheat fields of Manitoba, so it’s no surprise there is a great variance in the jerseys worn by the kids of the ‘Dub.’

From classic to cartoony, big-market to small-market, it’s all here, for better or worse.

Big thanks to River City Sports 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).

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LOGO

TEAM

THE SCOOP

1

Brandon
Wheat Kings

Wheat striping is simply awesome in execution

2

Seattle

Thunderbirds

Great colors, great logo. What more do you need?

3

Medicine

Hat Tigers

Attention gets directed to best tiger mascot in hockey

4

Red Deer

Rebels

Rebels always look intimidating in black

5

Kamloops

Blazers

Blazers haven't strayed from original look and that's a good thing

6

Regina

Pats

White jersey just looks so crisp and clean

7

Vancouver

Giants

Solid logo, solid colors for relatively new team

8

Spokane

Chiefs

Sweet logo on Habs-inspired sweater design

9

Edmonton
Oil Kings

Gotta give Oil Kings points for bold color choices

10

Calgary
Hitmen

Intimidating logo gets all the focus here

11

Swift Current
Broncos

Clean look and some nice colors

12

Tri-City

Americans

Generic, but still crisp-looking

13

Everett

Silvertips

Swiping bear bad, colors and treeline trim good

14

Chilliwack

Bruins

Cribbed Boston jersey at least has cool striping

15

Portland

Winterhawks

'P' shoulder logo only difference between Portland and Chicago

16

Prince George

Cougars

New logo a marked improvement on old cougar

17

Saskatoon

Blades

Logo isn't bad and the colors are pretty good

18

Lethbridge

Hurricanes

Not much to speak of, but it's not horrible, either

19

Moose Jaw

Warriors

Jury wasn't sold on logo or striping

20

Kelowna

Rockets

Colors aren't bad, but can't be sold on mascot

21

Prince Albert

Raiders

Logo and design very sophomoric

22

Kootenay

Ice

Ice took worst Caps jersey ever and added an amateurish mascot

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 (WHL 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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