ECHL team to wear ugly Christmas sweater jersey

The ECHL's Reading Royals have worn several special uniforms in recent seasons.

‘Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweaters…and apparently ugly Christmas sweater hockey jerseys.

The ECHL’s Reading Royals will wear specialty uniforms Dec. 13 in a game against the Wheeling Nailers. The first 2,000 fans aged 15 or older will be given replica jerseys.

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The Royals are no strangers to funky uniforms, as they donned these festive beauties last season.

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The jerseys were created by Athletic Knit, a sports apparel company that has designed numerous custom hockey jerseys in the past. Here are some examples of their work.

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