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Greyhounds to have new look for 2013-14 season (19 photos)

Sunday, August 25, 2013   by: Brad Coccimiglio

The Soo Greyhounds will have a slightly new look when the Ontario Hockey League regular season opens up on Sept. 19.

In front of a large group of season ticket holders on Sunday afternoon, the Greyhounds unveiled a new set of jerseys they will wear during the upcoming season. The re-design includes the traditional circle logo and colour scheme with some modifications of the jersey worn the past few seasons.

“With the two main jerseys, the key idea was to go back to just the red and white,” said Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Dubas of the modifications. “We thought that was an important thing. It’s who we are. That’s where it all started. That’s our history. We wanted it to be a real clean and simple look. We find that at times teams tinker with their jerseys over and over. The best uniforms in sports are the ones that are simple, clean, usually two colours and those are the ones that fans draw themselves to.”

The team also unveiled a red third jersey that features a white greyhound centered in a red jersey.

“If you go back and look at the (Greyhounds) jersey in the 1960’s before the team was in the OHL, it’s just the dog,” said Dubas. “It’s a great logo and that’s what we are so we wanted to have something that was very simple, sharp and pure. The third jersey really hammers that home.”

Photos by SooToday.com's Donna Hopper

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PipeBomb 8/25/2013 5:01:47 PM Report

Basic and simple. Perfect. I think they look great!
book-end 8/25/2013 6:52:58 PM Report

And be sure it will generate revenue...... Because Fans just have to have the latest apparel.. That is why so many sports teams change the jerseys so much. But hey .. that is just business. No one is forcing a person who buys a seasons ticket to buy a new Jersey too .
Sam C 8/25/2013 7:22:22 PM Report

I like the hard sell on the "old" logo. I remember them trying to sell an updated logo a few years back, and while fans did buy new jerseys, etc, there was a lot of grumbling about changing.

Seems the old logo was a "great logo" after all.
Norm 8/25/2013 10:15:38 PM Report

Why don't they bring back the old players of the NOHA Greyhounds and introduce them throughout this season. Some of the best and most exciting hockey was played in the old league. Most of the players were from the Soo and played their hearts out for their beloved fans. Some of those players went on to long pro careers, plus many went the university route and ended up with very lucrative careers outside of hockey. The Greyhound's brass seem to have forgotten those players who brought the fan an aggressive exciting brand of hockey, game in and game out. There's something very special about a Junior rivalry when the team gives it's heart and soul for the local fans and almost all its players are from the home town.
marmont 8/26/2013 7:22:49 AM Report

It's nice to see the Hounds going back to the original red and white. However, it would have been nice to see them get rid of the stars and make the logo bigger. In my opinion the stars take away from what's important, and that's the logo. The Third Jersey should have had a little more white, perhaps a white band along the bottom.
ScoobyDid 8/26/2013 7:45:07 AM Report

While I am a fan of the three colour uniforms ( prefer Black pants ) The red ones always look dirty and looked HORRIBLE with the black 3rd jersey!

I must admit the new uniforms look good and I LOVE the third jersey that logo is my first memory of the Hounds and I had one that looked like that when i was a wee lad LOL

Now if only they can keep those red pants looking sharp !

Go Hounds


OH IT'S ME AGAIN 8/26/2013 9:49:40 AM Report

Man, nice to see that third jersey...brings back many good memories ....Kyle ,grampa Walter would be so happy to see this sweater....
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