From a 5 yr.-old Mite league player, ice skating and playing hockey for the first time, to a National Hockey League (NHL) superstar flashing down the ice, hockey players share a common uniform trait – embroidered patches.
Youth leagues, including the aforementioned Mite, plus Squirt, Bantam, and others, on to high school teams, the extensive junior hockey system in Canada (and around the world), professional minor league hockey and the NHL all use embroidered patches to signify their teams and promote their image among fans and supporters.
Hockey jerseys, known as” sweaters” by truly dedicated players, can feature embroidered patches on the point of the shoulder, the chest, front upper shoulders and even on back. Commemoration of championships, team names, secondary logos, participation in Final Four and other tournaments ( the NCAA Championship is known as the Frozen Four), all-star games and other hockey events are depicted on multi-colored embroidered patches. Hockey’s team captains and assistant captains wear a prominent “C” or “A” patch on the upper front shoulder of their sweater.
Chicago Embroidery Company works with numerous hockey teams, developing an image that is manufactured into vibrant embroidered patches. Durable polyester threads provide bright colors to work with.
For more information about ordering embroidered patches or to get a quote for your team’s order, contact CEC at www.c-emblem.com or call 312/644-4232