So now we come to the glorious jersey history of our beloved Milwaukee Admirals. From Team USA tributes to Bob Uecker, we’re sure everyone has a favorite and we’d love to hear it.
I decided to leave out the current, everyday jerseys though I’d like to hear which of those you think is best. The blue? The black? The white?
For now, we’ll look at the themed and the classics. I’ll list my top 5.
So let’s dive in, Cowabunga!
These will always be popular throwbacks. The Admirals enjoyed some of their greatest success as a franchise wearing them, hoisting the Calder Cup in 2004. You still see a lot of fans rocking these to games and for good reason. The logo is classic and the waves add a cool element.
4. St. Addy’s Day Special
I mentioned before that St. Patrick’s Day jerseys don’t always work, but these do. Rather than just slapping on the usual logo, the Ads did something with it, giving the skeleton a sporty green hat. The one thing I might’ve left out is the gold coins, but they still represent a unique twist.
3. Miracle on Ice tribute
The 1980 U.S. Olympic team will forever live in the hearts of American hockey fans everywhere. The Ads recognized this and created these simple, beautiful replicas to honor the men that staked their claim in hockey history.
2. Brew Crew Crossovers
While, as I said, I’ve always been partial to the powder blue, I still prefer the classic pinstripes. They just look sharp and they’re another fan favorite you see in the stands at almost every Admirals game.
1. 1979-80 Nordique throwback
Watching the Ads take the ice in these sleek duds is one of my favorite memories of last year. It’s not flashy, but the fleur de lis pattern and the red Admiral logo show that sometimes less is more.
Bob Uecker is undoubtedly one of the great faces of Milwaukee sports and a fitting tribute is more than warranted. I personally can’t get past the idea of plaid on a hockey jersey, but it’s worth it to pay homage to the man, the myth and the legend.
Hope you’ve enjoyed our little retrospective of the plethora of AHL jerseys we’ve seen over the years.
Now, back to the present, the Admirals take on the Wolves at the Bradley Center tonight. Daniel Bang and Cam Reid are back in the lineup, so we’ll see if the rejuvenated roster can pick up where it left off heading into the All Star Break.