Hockey Canada unveiled Team Canada’s 2010 hockey jersey on Monday. These Hockey Canada jerseys by Nike will be worn exclusively at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver by the men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams representing Canada.
“This Vancouver 2010 jersey will become part of our nation’s history and it’s very exciting to see it come to life through partnership and the vision of Nike and a talented Musqueam artist,” said John Furlong, VANOC’s chief executive officer. “We hope Canadians will embrace this sweater as the anticipation builds for Canadian team fans across the country and around the world as Team Canada goes for gold on home ice in just a few short months.”
Nike designed the jersey that incorporates several icons and cultural symbols that were developed by Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow. The dominant imagery depicted inside the Maple Leaf crest includes smaller maple leafs representing the gold medal counts for Canada’s men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams, the thunderbird and eagle, two powerful First Nations symbols supporting and protecting the central Maple Leaf – and the heralded hockey player and stick.
There will be two versions of the jersey: one in red and a second in white that the teams will wear in competition at the Olympics.