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Posted on Wed, May 9, 2012 : 2:02 p.m.

Michigan hockey team announces new uniforms for 2012-13 season, Great Lakes Invitational

By Rich Rezler


The Michigan hockey team's jerseys for the 2012-13 season include a new road blue version (top) similar to the unchanged home white (bottom). The team will also have an alternate maize jersey (center) that it last used at the Big Chill at the Big House in 2010. Below are two commemorative jerseys that will be worn at the Great Lakes Invitational.

Michigan athletic department


As it turns out, the throwback-style jersey the Michigan hockey team wore during the 2010 Big Chill at the Big House were also a bit futuristic.

The replica of the sweater the Wolverines wore between the 1945 and 1948 seasons is the same alternate maize jersey the 2012-13 team will wear, the school announced Wednesday.

While their home white jerseys remain unchanged from last season, Reebok has redesigned the Wolverines' road blue jerseys and created a pair of commemorative jerseys for use at the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational, which will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit.

The outdoor GLI will be part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival in conjunction with the NHL's Winter Classic being played at Michigan Stadium. The tournament will be held Dec. 29-30.

All of the new jerseys include design elements reminiscent of past Michigan hockey eras.

“We wanted to pay tribute to the great tradition of our hockey program by redesigning our jerseys to honor teams of the past,” coach Red Berenson said in a statement.

The new blue jerseys are similar to Michigan's home white version, with "Michigan" spelled out across the chest. That look is inspired by a combination of the mid-1950s and early-1960s Michigan sweaters, the school said.

The GLI jerseys, created in both maize and blue, have a large block 'M' logo across the front and striping around the bottom, similar to teams from the 1970s.

“This season’s uniforms will recognize the heritage and success of the Michigan hockey program,” athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statment. “We hope that our fans enjoy the retro designs as much as the current and former players.”

Visit for a photo gallery that includes the entire uniform for each jersey.

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Thu, May 10, 2012 : 4:07 a.m.

I like the maize one with the Wolverine on it...looks like an old school hockey sweater.


Thu, May 10, 2012 : 12:03 p.m.


David Vande Bunte

Wed, May 9, 2012 : 6:39 p.m.

The commemorative jerseys on the bottom are both better than the normal and the alternative maize jerseys they will be wearing.


Wed, May 9, 2012 : 7:13 p.m.