Sarnia Legionnaires to introduce historic ‘third jersey’

To be unveiled net Thursday, jersey is reminiscent of years when team won multiple championship

Captain Hunter Tyczynski of the Sarnia Legionnaires is shown here wearing the club's new third jersey. Standing behind him are Jerry MacPhee, past president of the Seaway Kiwanis Club (which paid for the jerseys), Seaway president Don Burnard and Legionnaires president Tom Knight. Submitted photo by Anne Tigwell.

The Sarnia Legionnaires are introducing a third jersey that’s a throwback to the team’s early years.

The jerseys, which will be unveiled next Thursday when the Legionnaires host the LaSalle Vipers, are bright red, the same colour the team wore when it won multiple championships in the 1950s and ’60s.

Club president Tom Knight said, “When those jerseys hit the ice it’s going to be awfully special. It’s something our fans are going to like. It’s a flashback to our tradition, to our history.”

Sarnia will continue to wear its other two jerseys – one of which is predominately black, the other which is mostly white – with the red sweater being worn on special occasions.

This marks the first time in the 65 year history of the franchise that Sarnia has had a third jersey.

The local Seaway Kiwanis club sponsored the jerseys.

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