Plymouth Whalers (OHL) Prepare to Pink Out (Updates)
The Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League unveiled the jerseys they will be wearing this coming Saturday, October 13, in their 5th Annual Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness game.
Donning pink uniforms, wearing pink accessories, dying ice pink, and other ideas have become an annual tradition for sports teams from professional to minor league, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Whalers have embraced the cause whole-heartedly. Players will not only wear pink uniforms, but will also sport bright pink hairdos and participate in fundraisers throughout the community in the days leading up to the game.
The jerseys are pink with white sleeves with a navy blue cuff. The breast cancer pink ribbon with Whalers text runs across the chest, with the primary logo now of the shoulder.
The Whalers played in their pink attire this past Saturday, and the full uniform was revealed. The white sleeve stripes were adorned with pink numerals. The numbers on the back of the jerseys were white with blue outlines, while the nameplates were white with blue lettering. The Whalers wore their usual navy blue helmets and pants, but wore pink socks with thick vertical white stripes up the back, an unusual look in my opinion. #19 has navy blue text on the hem stripe of the jersey, but I can’t make out what it says.
Interestingly, the game featured both teams in colored jerseys, with the Soo Greyhounds opting for their traditional road red uniforms. More pictures to come as they become available.