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).
Wheat striping is simply awesome in execution
Great colors, great logo. What more do you need?
Attention gets directed to best tiger mascot in hockey
Rebels always look intimidating in black
Blazers haven't strayed from original look and that's a good thing
White jersey just looks so crisp and clean
Solid logo, solid colors for relatively new team
Sweet logo on Habs-inspired sweater design
Gotta give Oil Kings points for bold color choices
Intimidating logo gets all the focus here
Clean look and some nice colors
Generic, but still crisp-looking
Swiping bear bad, colors and treeline trim good
Cribbed Boston jersey at least has cool striping
'P' shoulder logo only difference between Portland and Chicago
New logo a marked improvement on old cougar
Logo isn't bad and the colors are pretty good
Not much to speak of, but it's not horrible, either
Jury wasn't sold on logo or striping
Colors aren't bad, but can't be sold on mascot
Logo and design very sophomoric
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.