Blackhawks, Bruins officially unveil Winter Classic jerseys


Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews poses in his team's 2019 Winter Classic uniform. (Chicago Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will be kicking it old school at the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

Each team unveiled on Thursday what they’ll be wearing during the annual New Year’s Day outdoor game.

Chicago will pay homage to the franchise’s 1934 “Black Hawks” team that won the Stanley Cup, while Boston will wear sweaters similar to those worn by the Bruins in the 1930s and 1940s.

This year’s game is scheduled to take place at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind., with Chicago serving as the home team. The Bruins have competed in the Winter Classic twice and the Blackhawks thrice, but never against one another.

“I think it came out fantastic. I love the logo, I love going back through our team’s history,” Bruins president Cam Neely said of the Bruins’ look in a press release. “There’s so much great history and a lot of great uniforms that have been worn and to find a jersey – I think the 75th anniversary jersey was somewhat similar with the logo.

“This is going back to the ’30s with the color scheme and the logo, so I think when you talk about Winter Classic and outdoor hockey, you think about a little more old school and that’s why we went back to the ’30s.”

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