The National Women’s Hockey League will hold their second annual All-Star Game at UMPC Mario Lemieux Sports Complete, the practice facility of the Penguins. The NWHL Skills Competition is on Saturday, Feb. 11 and the All-Star Game is Sunday, Feb. 12.
As such the stylized jerseys feature the black and gold of the Steel City. Team Steadman, captained by Kelley Steadman of the Buffalo Beauts, will don the black jerseys. While Team Kessel, captained by New York Riveters forward Amanda Kessel, will wear gold.
One thing we don’t see is a traditional white jersey, and for that we applaud the NWHL. Their counterparts in the NHL won’t budge on that rule.
Since these are only mockups of the sweaters, we’ll have to reserve final judgement until seeing the real jerseys. As we know from the old L.A. Kings jerseys and versions of the Nashville Predators jerseys, the gold is difficult to get correct. It can turn out mustard-y or Twinkie in color. Other than that, it’s a good look.
What say you loyal Puck Daddy readers? Pass or fail for the NWHL All-Star jerseys?
It appears that only shirseys, sweatshirts, mugs and other general All-Star merchandise are available for purchase. The jerseys will be auctioned off after All-Star Weekend.
Here are the rosters for the weekend:
Additional information can be found at nwhl.zone/allstar.