Boston Bruins' Winter Classic jerseys, past and present
The Bruins will be appearing in their third Winter Classic on New Year's Day, but their first on the road. They hosted the Flyers at Fenway Park in 2010 and the Canadiens at Gillette Stadium in 2016. Now they're headed to Notre Dame Stadium, under the gaze of Touchdown Jesus, to play the Blackhawks.
Special games require special uniforms, and the B's wore alternate jerseys in the first two Winter Classics. Now they'll unveil a third look this year.
2010: An homage to earlier times
In their 2-1 overtime victory at Fenway, the Bruins wore a combination of two uniforms from the past: The curved 'B' was the style of the first spoked B they had in the 1940s, and the gold color came from the jerseys they sported from the late 1950s to the very beginning of the Bobby Orr Era in the '60s. The Flyers, however, didn't bother with any kind of a different look.
2016: Wayback machine
For their appearance at Gillette Stadium, the B's wore a modernized version of the very first jersey they ever wore, with a bear in between the words 'Boston' and 'Bruins.' The Canadiens turned back the clock to the 1940s for their throwback sweater. Alas, the bear brought the B's no luck: Montreal's 5-1 victory was the most one-sided game in the history of the Winter Classic.
Now it's 2019 -- or it will be when the game is played -- and this is what the Bruins will be wearing at Notre Dame.
In a nod back to what they wore in the 1930s, the brown and gold uniform features heritage materials and striping.
The uniforms also sport the years the B's have won the Stanley Cup (1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, 2011). Each championship year has been set within a shamrock in honor of Notre Dame Stadium and emblazoned onto the interior neck line. You won't get to see it during the game, so here it is.
The 'B' logo is created with a two-layer felt application and player names and numbers feature two-layer felt materials.