Michigan Tech
2010-2019

Detailed Jersey Set Notes


2008-2012

 

Comments:
Nearly identical to the previous set of white jerseys, the only noticeable change was the addition of “MICHIGAN TECH” inside the tail under the front crest. OT Sports remained as the supplier. The numbers (3.75" on the sleeves and 11.5" on the back) were done in true three-layer sewn twill, however the original names were done in two-color twill with a third color edging. Replacement names added at a later date were done in three three-layer sewn twill to match the numbers.
These jerseys would have normally been replaced following the 2010-11 season, however due to the coaching changes, no new jersey sets were ordered and this set continued to acquire additional wear. While this style of jersey was used a total of four seasons, most of these jerseys were not used for this entire length of time. One obvious change to the newer jerseys that were used for replacements is the striping along the vertical body hems. In the original jerseys silver and black striping was used, however the replacement jerseys only had black striping. These newer jerseys also used true three-color twill numbers and names. The original jerseys in this set used two-color twill with a third color of edging only. Original jeseys with new namplates ended up with a mix of these two lettering techniques.

Close-up Detail Images:

Neck Tag
Goalie Tag
Wash Tag
Fight Strap
MichiganTech Logo
WCHA Logo

Back Numbers
Sleeve Numbers
Cresting
Nameplate
Alternate Captain's "A"


2009-2012

 

Comments:
Nearly identical to the previous set of gold jerseys, the only noticeable changes were the addition of “MICHIGAN TECH” inside the tail under the front crest and the change to three color names. OT Sports remained as the supplier. The numbers (3.75" on the sleeves and 11.5" on the back) were done in true three-layer sewn twill, however the original names were done in two-color twill with a third color edging. Replacement names added at a later date were done in three three-layer sewn twill to match the numbers.
The jerseys were an all dazzle construction with the exception of the mesh venting under the arms. The lace-up neckline and shoulder patches were identical to the previous set.

Close-up Detail Images:

Neck Tag
Goalie Tag
Wash Tag
Fight Strap
WCHA Logo

Back Numbers
Sleeve Numbers
Cresting
Nameplate
Alternate Captain's "A"
Shoulder Patch


2010-2012


 

Comments:
This would be the last set of jerseys supplied by OT Sports. Nearly identical to the previous set of black jerseys, many of the common design features such as the under arm vending, shoulder patches, and MichiganTech below the neck remained. One noticeable change was neckline which was moderized and now came to a point in the front and included the OT Sports logo. Also the addition of “MICHIGAN TECH” inside the tail under the front crest was done to match the other two sets of jerseys.
The jerseys were an all dazzle construction with the exception of the mesh venting under the arms. The names and numbers (3.75" on the sleeves and 11.5" on the back) were done in true three-layer sewn twill. This set of jerseys was only used for two seasons. Following the 2012 season, Tech replaced all three sets of jerseys and switched to Reebok as a supplier. This marked the first time in nearly two decades that multiple sets of jerseys were replaced at the same time.

Close-up Detail Images:

Neck Tag
Wash Tag
Fight Strap
MichiganTech Logo
WCHA Logo

Back Numbers
Sleeve Numbers
Cresting
Nameplate
Alternate Captain's "A"
Shoulder Patch


Early 2010s Military Tribute Prototype


 

Comments:
Another jersey which was found on Ebay in 2014. We estimate this jersey was proposed to MTU in the early 2010s based on the crest which appears to be borrowed from the 2009-12 alternates and includes the "MICHIGAN TECH" in the tail of the cresting. This jersey also features the redesigned v-neckline which was first used on Tech jerseys for the 2010-12 road set.

 

The other design features (shouler patches, neck tagging, fight strap, etc) were very similar to other jerseys of this era. This jersey did not likely get much interest from MTU as there isn't a distinct military presence in the area other than MTU ROTC or military testing conducted at the Keweenaw Research Center.

 

However, with that being said, it would have been a sharp looking jersey with silver / black / white numbers and names. The other reality which likely kept these jerseys off the ice is that the team would likely have lost money as the Huskies don't have a strong following of fans which collect game jerseys.

Close-up Detail Images:

Neck Tag
OT Sports Logo
Fight Strap

Cresting
Shoulder Patch
WCHA Logo


2012-13


 

Comments:
A new era of Huskies jerseys began in 2012 with the introduction of three new jersey sets from Reebok. The road black set that was first replaced following only one season of use.
These jerseys modernized the look of the Huskies with the Reebok Edge cut, which was widely used in professional leagues starting in the late 2000s. This meant the end of the more traditional square cut jerseys which had been the standard for several decades. The new Edge jerseys were a more form fitting cut with a tighter fit in the arms and chest along with tuxedo like tails in the rear and a subtle curve to the cut in the front hem as well.
The jerseys featured single color sewn twill cresting, numbers and names (on nameplates). The words "MICHIGAN TECH" were displayed boldly on the jersey front with the player's number in the center. However the most unique additions came on the shoulders of the jerseys. The player's left shoulder featured on outline of Michigan's UP, with a white star marking the location of Houghton - the home of Michigan Technological University. The player's right shoulder displayed the school crest, a wide-spread trend in Eastern hockey programs.
There were also a few noticable items missing on the jerseys. The first being the "MICHIGAN TECH" which was shown above the player's name in the rendering of the black set which was released a few months before the team first wore them on the ice. There was also no use of the conference crest or the "WCHA with skater" logo. The team also removed Reebok patches from the jerseys which were originally on the front just below the neckline. Some fans also celebrated the fact that 2012-13 was the first season since 1993-94 that none of the team's jerseys included the use of the infamous "Piano Dog" Huskies logo.

Close-up Detail Images:

Wash Tag
Fight Strap
Neck Tagging
Shoulder Patch R
Shoulder Patch L

Back Numbers
Chest Numbers
Sleeve Numbers
Nameplate
Jersey Rendering


2012-15


 

Comments:
This style of jersey was used for three seasons, however it appears many of them were replaced with new jerseys along the way. The original set of jerseys for the 2012-13 season had Reebok patches on the front just below the neckline when the were manufactured (which were removed by the team). The former location of this patch can be seen on some jerseys that were still in use during the 2014-15 season, however this can not be found on many of the jerseys from that final season, suggesting they were not part of the original set.
Similar to the black 2012-13 set these jerseys were Edge style cut and featured the words "MICHIGAN TECH" on the jersey front with the player's number in the center. One key difference was that this set used two color sewn twill for all of the cresting, numbers and name (on nameplate) on the back. The jerseys also shared the same shoulder patches. The player's left shoulder featured on outline of Michigan's UP, with a white star marking the location of Houghton - the home of Michigan Technological University. The player's right shoulder displayed the school crest.
The prototype rendering of the white set showed a "MICHIGAN TECH" patch on the back above the players name, however it was never applied. Also the WCHA logo was not present the first year of use. The WCHA modified their logo following the 2012-13 season so this initial omission may have been on purpose awaiting the new logo which was added prior to the 2013-14 season.

Close-up Detail Images:

Wash Tag
Fight Strap
Neck Tagging
Shoulder Patch R
Shoulder Patch L

Captain's "A"
WCHA Logo
Sleeve Numbers
Nameplate
Jersey Rendering


2012-Present



Image provided by Michigan Tech University

Comments:
The gold alternate jerseys from this era featured the ever popular "Huskies" cresting. It appears the jerseys utilized two color twill numbers on the back and sleeves. The names were done in single color twill on contrasting color nameplates. These jerseys also started without the WCHA logo on the right chest, but it was added at a later date. The gold jerseys seem the be the only initial Reebok set which retained the "MICHIGAN TECH" patch on the back of the neck.

Close-up Detail Images:

Cresting
Sleeve Numbers
WCHA Logo
Neck Detail


Detail mages courtesy of
@MTUEquip Twitter Account


2013-17


 

Comments:
The Huskies debuted new road jerseys to open the 2013-14 season. Modeled after the Boston Bruins, the jerseys featured gold and white striping on the sleeves on body hem. they also featured gold shoulder yokes with white highlights at the bottom. The jerseys retained the same style of shoulder patches which the team adopted in 2012 - a map of Michigan's upper peninsula on the player's left shoulder and the Michigan Tech crest on the other shoulder.

The names and numbers were done in three color sewn twill using the same font as the Bruins jerseys. The front of the jersey featured the newly designed WCHA logo, a small Reebok patch and a lace-up neck line.

Close-up Detail Images:

Wash Tag
Fight Strap
Neck Tagging
Goal Cut Tag
Shoulder Patch R
Shoulder Patch L

Front Crest
WCHA Logo
Lace-up Neck
Sleeve Numbers
Nameplate
Jersey Rendering


2013-Present
1962 Championship Throwbacks


 
Images provided by Michigan Tech University

Comments:
New throwback jerseys were unveiled for the 2013 Great Lakes Invitational hockey tournament. For the first time, the games were played outdoors at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. These retro throwback jerseys became the fourth jersey set for MTU in the 2013-14 season. This marked the first known time in team history they retained four active jersey designs in the lockerroom.

The jerseys were produced by Reebok in the current Edge style and a small logo patch was placed directly below the lace-up neckline. To support the vintage look the cresting was switched a single color black sewn twill, however the shape of the logo remained with the current style which has been used since the mid-60s. It would have been nice to see the jerseys feature the early 1960's style of the Huskies cresting - maybe next time.

The numbers were applied in single color black sewn twill. Names were also done in single color twill, but they were done in an inverse color scheme featuring white lettering on black nameplates.

Close-up Detail Images:

Front
Back
Side View
Cresting
Sleeve Numbers
Neck


Detail mages courtesy of
@MTUEquip Twitter Account


2015-Present




Image provided by Michigan Tech University

Comments:
Starting in 2015, the home jerseys were matched up to the road set to feature the circular crest. Much of the jersey design was patterned after the Boston Bruins (who were also supplied by Reebok at the time.)

The numbers were done in three color sewn twill where as the lettering was done in two color twill. The front of the jersey featured the newly designed WCHA logo, a small Reebok patch and a lace-up neck line. The shoulder patches remained the Michigan Tech crest and map of Michigan's upper peninsula.

Close-up Detail Images:

Cresting
Sleeve Numbers
UP Patch
WCHA Logo

Detail mages courtesy of
@MTUEquip Twitter Account


2017-Present


 

Comments:
The 2017 season brought a new coaching staff and a new throwback jersey as well. This new road jersey was inspired by one worn during the 1932-33 season. An example of this vintage jersey is framed up and displayed at the John McInnes Student Ice Arena behind the suites.

These jerseys were the first branded as CCM since the early 1990s. A small CCM patch was applied directly below the neckline on front of the jerseys, just below and to the right of the WCHA logo which was embroidered in gold directly to the jerseys. One modern update to the design was that they retained the use of the Bruins font for the sleeve numbers. They were two layer sewn twill with a black "kiss-cut" edging between them. The back numbers were two color sewn twill. The player's name was single color black twill on a contrasting gold nameplate placed below the numbers in a nod to the style of many decades prior.

The shoulders sported embroidered patches of the now common map of Michigan's upper peninsula on the players left shoulder and the opposite debuted the new Husky logo which was unvailed by Tech at the end of the previous season.

Close-up Detail Images:

Sleeve Numbers
Captain
Captains (Group)

Shoulder Patches
Shoulder Patch R
Shoulder Patch L


Military Tribute 11-10-17



All images of this jersey by Michigan Tech University

Comments:
To honor active military and veterans, Michigan Tech wore these special camouflage theme jerseys vs the Northern Michigan Wildcats on 11-10-17. John French, who was a former Huskies player (1993-94) and wounded warrior was honored during the game and dropped the puck with his children in a special pregame faceoff.

The jerseys utilized fully sublimiated construction. Besides the black-gold-grey camo pattern for the jerseys, the other first was that the jersey featured the new Huskies logo for the primary crest. The left shoulder featured the now familiar map of Michigan's UP. The US flag was placed on the right shoulder, however as a few fans noted prior to the game, the flag was incorrectly presented with the stripes leading. This was an unfortunate error for a military tribute jersey.

The CCM logo was placed on the back of the neck and directly below the front neck. The WCHA logo was present on the right chest of the game jerseys. A few extra jerseys were made as well for Blizzard T. Husky, former player John French, etc. Unlike the game jerseys, they did not have the WCHA logo on the front.

Rather than the players' names, the jerseys had MICHIGAN TECH placed above the numbers on the back of the jerseys. This was because the jerseys were to be sold via silent auction during the game to raise money for Copper Country Veteran's Association. As a result, it unlikely many of these one game wonders will find their way into the hands of collectors.

Close-up Detail Images:

Back View
Back Neck
Front Logo

Neck Tagging
Shoulder Patch R
Shoulder Patch L


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