The silver and black is back!



Left to right: Noah Carson and Bradley Marshall showcase Neepawa’s brand new look for the 2018-2019 MJHL season. The sweaters are an updated homage to the jersey first worn in the inaugural season in 1989

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

To help commemorate their 30th year in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), the Neepawa Natives are going back to a look that harkens back to their first year. The junior “A” club has confirmed that the team colours for the 2018-2019 season will be silver, black and white. The style of the sweater will also be altered to match the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. From 1989-1999, the Natives wore the L.A. Kings style sweaters, before converting to the Chicago Blackhawk style, which has been used in some variation since. 

Neepawa Natives marketing director Robby Moar said the club wanted to make their 30th season in the MJHL something special for both the players who will wear the colours, and the fans who have fond memories of their use in Neepawa’s early days.

“After being a player for the 25th anniversary team when we brought back the blue jerseys to now being able to stand on the bench and coach during the 30th season in the silver and black is going to be so special,” said Moar.

Moar added that these new jerseys are a testament to the history of the team and all the players, fans, billets and staff that have been a part of the last 30 years. He said he's optimistic that when the fans see these sweaters in action, they’ll be proud of how far the team has come over the past 30 years and be excited for many more years of Neepawa Natives hockey.

The new home sweater makes its official debut on Saturday, Sept. 22, when the Natives host the Winkler Flyers at the Yellowhead Centre. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.




Archive photo. Neepawa’s new jerseys are an interpretation of the sweaters worn from 1989 to 1999 (pictured above).