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UND unveils new hockey jerseys

The University of North Dakota unveiled its new hockey jerseys Thursday. Photos by Shawna Schill, UND athletics.

GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota unveiled its new hockey jerseys Thursday afternoon—and as expected, they aren't much different from the previous ones.

UND changed the font of the words "North Dakota" on the front of the jersey to match the font that was unveiled with the new Fighting Hawk logo last summer.

It also replaced the interlocking 'ND' on the shoulders with the Fighting Hawk logo.

The new jerseys, made by CCM, arrived at Ralph Engelstad Arena this week.

UND was unable to put the Fighting Hawk on last year's uniforms because they were ordered several months before the school unveiled the logo.

There are several other notable changes in the new uniforms:

• Although the font of the letters are different, the numbers will be the same block style as past uniforms. The names on the backs of the jerseys also will continue to use block-style lettering.

• All jerseys now have a true kelly green on them. Other recent jerseys have had a darker green.

• UND will continue going with the same style of helmets without lettering or art on them, except for the goalies.

• UND will continue to use three different jerseys—white, green and black. White jerseys are worn at home. Green and black are worn on the road.

• The white jerseys now have a black outline on the shoulders. The armpits of the jersey will now be white. They used to be black.

• The black jerseys now have green, white and black stripes around the torso.

UND last wore a jersey with the Fighting Sioux logo on it in March 2012. That same month it debuted jerseys that said "North Dakota" on the front with the player's number between the "North" and "Dakota.'

It has exclusively worn that jersey for each of the past five seasons.

UND opens the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Sept. 30, with an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. The regular-season opener is at Alaska Anchorage on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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