Bret Hart Hockey Team Celebrates Anniversary, James Storm Explains Why He Set Up The Great Muta

Bill Pritchard

bret hartBret Hart Hockey Team

The Calgary Hitmen, a minor league hockey team in the Western Hockey League, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with some retro uniforms and jersey patches.

Co-founder and nickname inspiration, Bret “Hitman” Hart, was mentioned in a blog post on Icethetics.co, a leading hockey uniform and branding website.

The article details the 20th anniversary plans, and talks about how Hart’s influence was included the team’s branding and identity, including naming the team after his WWE nickname. In addition, the anniversary “throwbacks” feature the return of Hart’s trademark pink and black color scheme, and a “Best There Is…” shoulder patch.

Hart took part in a photo gallery shoot, which can be seen on the Hitmen’s official site, by clicking the following link.

BP: As someone who is really into logo design and sports uniforms, I really like this move. The nods to Hart are pretty subtle, (like how the Kannapolis Intimidators baseball team stays true to Dale Earnhardt Sr), and not obnoxious like some minor league teams can be.

The Hitmen really have no identity in the United States outside of Hart wearing Hitmen merchandise on WWE TV, but I always liked the brand. The current color scheme works just fine, but the pink and black would be a great permanent alternate jersey.

Impact365 With James Storm

TNA star James Storm explains his actions from Thursday’s episode of Impact on a new #Impact365 segment. Storm spit beer in The Great Muta’s face before attacking him, and facilitated the turn of Sanada, who attacked his mentor, Muta, on Impact Wrestling.

For more on the Storm incident, and complete results from this week’s Impact, click here for Wrestlezone’s live coverage report.

You can view the clip in the player below:

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