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New Jets Jersey Unveiled


Sunday, September 24, 2023 - The Winnipeg Jets will have a a special alternate jersey for this season. The new jersey is in honour of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Centennial, and be worn at three games.


Nicknamed “the Forty-Eight”, the jersey is a collaboration between the Winnipeg Jets, adidas, the RCAF and the NHL and pays homage to the 1948 jerseys worn by the gold-medal winning RCAF Flyers. The design features an “RCAF Blue” base, replica red and blue striping, and the Winnipeg Jets logo in place of the classic RCAF roundel, upon which the Jets logo is inspired.


“It is a great honour and privilege for True North and the Jets to be able to take part in celebrating the RCAF’s centennial,” said Mark Chipman, Governor & Executive Chairman of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and True North Sports + Entertainment. “We have been grateful to wear our pride and appreciation for our country’s military, literally over our hearts and on our sleeves, over the past 12 years through the emblem of our Winnipeg Jets. We are humbled to further share our appreciation for the selfless service of the men and women working and fighting for our country through our RCAF Flyers inspired specialty jersey for the upcoming season.”


Players will premiere the Forty-Eight on ice at Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night Monday, Dec. 4 vs. Carolina – a game which will serve as a kickoff for the RCAF’s centennial celebrations. The jerseys will be worn for two additional home games: Saturday, Jan. 27 vs. Toronto and Monday, April 1 vs. Los Angeles, which marks the actual 100th anniversary of the RCAF.


True North Sports + Entertainment, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Manitoba Moose before them, have a longstanding relationship with all branches of the Canadian military, both through recognition and monetary support over the seasons.


The jerseys are available now at all Jets Gear locations and at TrueNorthShop.com.

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