The official jerseys of both the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks for the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium were seemingly leaked Tuesday thanks to a post from the official Icethetics Twitter account.
If this is indeed the jersey the Bruins will go with on New Year’s Day 2019 (Icethetics has strongly defended this as being the real jersey the Bruins will wear), it will stay in line with the simpler approach that the Black and Gold seemed to be going for when they first announced that the game would feature a Big B logo without spokes.
In fact, the jersey appears to be a near complete replica of the sweater the franchise donned from 1932 through 1936.
Icethetics also reported via their Tweets and replies that the brown the Bruins will go with on these jerseys will be a darker shade of brown than the one featured on the jersey the B’s wore at the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
The Blackhawks, meanwhile, appear to be going with a jersey scheme similar to the one they rocked from 1926 to 1934. That’s the only real explanation for the lack of red in the Blackhawks’ signature color scheme (they began incorporating red in their jerseys in 1934), and such is life when you’ve been in involved in about a billion outdoor games in the last decade or so.
Since the introduction of outdoor games — be it as part of the Winter Classic, Heritage Classic, or Stadium Series — the Bruins boast a 1-1 record when taking it outside, while the Blackhawks are 1-4.
While it may not come with a jersey confirmation, the Blackhawks are expected to hold a press conference for the 2019 Bridgestone Winter Classic this Thursday at the United Center. Patrice Bergeron and Charlie McAvoy are expected to be in attendance representing the Bruins, while Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat will attend on the part of the Blackhawks.