Toews dons Canada’s alleged hockey sweater

Jonathan Toews is expected to be part of Team Canada at Sochi.

Russia and the United States recently revealed their Olympic hockey sweaters and now it appears that Canada could be next over the boards.

At the NHL’s player media tour Thursday, a photo was snapped of Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wearing a hockey sweater with “Canada” emblazoned upon it.

Could this be Canada’s Olympic hockey jersey?


Hockey Canada didn’t comment on the jersey pictured above, but released the following statement Friday afternoon:

“Hockey Canada will unveil and launch the jerseys that its men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams will wear at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi on October 8.

We look forward to telling the story and innovation behind the jerseys at that time.”

Both Russia and the U.S. opted to reveal their Olympic digs during both countries’ respective Olympic orientation camps in August.

The 2014 Sochi Olympic Games begins on Feb. 7, 2014. Hockey begins on Feb. 12, with Canada first taking the ice against Norway on Feb. 13.

Early reaction to the sweater hasn’t been positive.

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