The Edmonton Oilers are making a chance when it comes to jerseys.
While fans have already seen the Oiler’s alternate orange coloured jerseys, the Oilers Entertainment Group announced that jersey colour will replace the classic Oiler home blue jersey.
OEG Chief Commerical Officer Stew MacDonald said they found the orange jerseys were a big hit.
“It’s a newer look. We’ve got a newer club obviously, a young captain, a new core with this team as we move forward who are creating their own identity. This was kind of the year they started wearing it and in the last the last season, so it ties nicely with that, but the other is our fans have taken to it so much because it’s so vibrant and noticeable in the building,” said MacDonald on 630 CHED’s Inside Sports.
“We’ve been one of many teams for many years that when your colours are white for your road and dark for home, there’s not a lot you’ve got to work with inside the building from a dominant colour that’s one for a rallying point for your fans as you’re looking to build home ice advantage. The orange when our fans took to it and wore it in the volumes they have we certainly saw its immediate impact in the atmosphere in the building.”
The Edmonton Oilers will still use the classic white jersey for their away games.
The orange jersey will take over as the dominant home jersey starting with this year’s playoffs and continue into next season.