The Edmonton Oil Kings made a bold fashion statement with their 2018-19 Teddy Bear Toss commemorative jerseys. It is the ugliest thing you'll see on ice!
The Oil Kings unveiled their 2018-19 Teddy Bear Toss commemorative jerseys at a press conference in the Oilers Hall of Fame Room at Rogers Place on Monday. The jerseys will be worn by the team at the 12th annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by The Brick, taking place this Saturday, December 8 when the Oil Kings host the Kamloops Blazers.
The jerseys "feature a furry teddy bear wearing its own version of an Oil Kings jersey, complete with the third logo transformed into the face of a teddy bear," the Oil Kings said on the team's website.
"The ensemble comes together with furry teddy bear legs printed on the socks, and even a round, puffy teddy bear tail on the back of the jersey with an Oil Kings tag."
“We wanted a jersey that stays true to who we are as a family brand while offering a completely different look that incorporates the teddy bear theme,” said Oil Kings Director of Business Operations, Daniel Troiani. “I feel our team has successfully achieved our goal and we’re really excited to share it with our fans on Saturday.”
The Oil Kings are hoping for a third consecutive Teddy Bear Toss sellout, as they try to surpass last year's record of 14,122 bears collected. The bears tossed onto the ice by fans will also go to the Santas Anonymous campaign. They will go into Christmas gift packages for children.
The commemorative jerseys will be sold during a silent auction at the game, with net proceeds going to Santas Anonymous. We hope fans will not be turn off by the weird looking jersey and will keep in mind that they are making a great difference by biding of the Teddy Bear Toss commemorative jerseys.
But geez they look awful!