The Hockey News' ECHL Jersey Rankings

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Just because a league isn’t at the top of the ladder, doesn’t mean it can’t churn out some elite-level jerseys.

The ECHL has expanded its geographical footprint over the years and now has a great collection of sweaters with various influences to go along with it. Since ‘traditional’ teams are few and far between, the ECHL members rely on bold colors and fun mascots – and they’re not afraid to take chances. Thanks to that, our jury had a tough time separating our favorites.

While logos (last year’s competition) are certainly a big part of the hockey jersey, we also considered shoulder patches, striping and piping – so teams gained and lost points based on those factors. You'll also notice both home and away jerseys are used to represent the teams. Simply put, we took the one we liked best out of the two. Third or alternate jersey weren't considered. Click on each thumbnail for a larger picture.

Once you've taken in our top 20, head over to the voting page to select your favorite from our top 10 and help it to move on in the Jersey Tournament that will follow the rankings of each league’s jerseys (find the rankings and tournament schedule on The Hockey News Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central page).

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LOGO

TEAM

THE SCOOP

1

Florida
Everblades

Awesome logo and colors; teeth on the side seals it

2

Bakersfield

Condors

Original color scheme, nice logo, reps the city on the trim

3

Toledo

Walleye

That baby blue is pretty sweet, plus the arms have fins

4

Gwinnett

Gladiators

Great primary and shoulder logos

5

Stockton

Thunder

Loving the bolts running down the side

6

Reading

Royals

Cool shoulder logos, plus purple and black combo

7

Ontario

Reign

More greatness on shoulders, nice overall package

8

Wheeling

Nailers

Colors and tough logo swayed the jury in a positive way

9

South Carolina

Stingrays

Newer emblem and clean look a definite winner

10

Kalamazoo
Wings

K-Wings bring classic look to the ECHL

11

Charlotte
Checkers

Double-blue and red is a cool combination

12

Las Vegas

Wranglers

Nod to old Vegas on the trim is classy, but numbers in front logo doesn't work

13

Johnstown

Chiefs

Jersey cribbed from Bruins, but logo is all Johnstown

14

Idaho

Steelheads

Win points for trees on flanks, emblem still a little lacking

15

Elmira

Jackals

Nice mascot, even if jersey is a little plain

16

Utah

Grizzlies

Green is very bold; logo in the bear-swiping-at-stick family

17

Alaska

Aces

Another bear-swiping entry

18

Cincinnati

Cyclones

Sweater is cool, though logo detracts a bit

19

Victoria

Salmon Kings

Mascot doesn't translate on a jersey too well

20

Trenton

Devils

Trenton doesn’t even get its own logo; has to wear New Jersey's

Over the next two months, THN.com will leave the voting on the best jerseys up to you, the reader. To vote for your favorite, click HERE (ECHL jersey voting ends at 9 a.m. EST on Aug. 24.). To see ratings from other leagues, visit THN.com's Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central.

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