As part of "Public Day" at USA Hockey's Olympic orientation camp, the team's uniforms for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, were unveiled to a sold-out crowd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.
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More on the design from USA Hockey:
The 2014 Nike USA Olympic Hockey Jersey fuses USA Hockey’s rich history and tradition with the performance needs of today’s athletes. Decades of design delivered the inspiration to create a lightweight jersey with distractions removed and range of motion maximized.
The jersey draws inspiration from the pride of competing for Team USA by amplifying the American Flag aesthetic through matte/shine stars on the shoulders and bold striping. The patriotic and inspirational message "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave" can be found on the inside neckline.
The USA Hockey Crest has been enlarged and refined to reflect the 80’s aesthetic, while the right sleeve pays homage to gold medals in 1960 and 1980.
Personally, I'm not a fan of the "Flywire" fake laces or the matte stars on the shoulders, but the jersey is solid overall and no one cares what I think about jerseys.
Some more close-ups (all photos courtesy of Getty Images):
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