CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the jerseys its teams will wear at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing next year.

Three versions of the Nike jerseys were released on Tuesday, all featuring a maple leaf as the center patch.

The crisp white version features a red crest, red stripes on the arms and bottom, and red lettering on the back, while the red sweater uses black maple leaf, black lettering, and black stripes.

The third jersey is a black on black pattern with a black maple leaf highlighted in red on a black base.

Canada has always been a powerhouse in Olympic hockey, with the women’s team winning silver at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games after losing a heartbreaking 3-2 shootout decision to the Americans in the championship game. A talentless NHL men’s team won bronze from South Korea.

The Beijing Olympics will take place from February 4 to 20. The Paralympic Games are set for March 4-13.

“The red, white and black of the jerseys represent Canada’s rich history as the most successful nation in Olympic hockey,” said David Shoemaker, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, in a statement.

“Canada’s 22 hockey medals, including 13 gold, are a testament to the great work of Hockey Canada and the quality of Canadian athletes.

“I can’t wait to cheer on the men’s and women’s teams at the Games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on November 23, 2021.

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