Want to see some really cool throwback jerseys from around the world? Want to see what your favorite goalie looks like when he combines his NHL colors with his national colors? (sometimes it’s a natural fit and sometimes it’s just u-g-l-y) Want to see some goalies you’ve never heard of but are shining on a world stage? Check out the photos I’ve pulled from the official IIHF site. All photos are courtesy of the IIHF and Hockey Hall of Fame.
Canadian Cam Ward’s Hurricane equipment is a perfect fit with his national jersey.
Really cool throwback jerseys from Finland. Almost the Suomi Penguins.
More famous on their soccer team but the powder blues of Italia look great! The big ad on the ref’s belly?… not so much.
Martin Gerber reprising his ’06 Olympic role when he stoned Canada in a 2-0 win. Might the gold Senators trim be an indicator of how Suisse fares in this tournament? No, of course not.
Not a throwback jersey but I love the old leather-style coloring of the gloves and pads on Slovakia’s Robert Kristan.
Norwegian goalies apparently feel the need to wander… probably safer to meander around their fjords (I just wanted to say “fjords” in a goalie blog)
Yikes! Yellow, black, red, white and blue, oh my. No problem for opposing shooters to see Tim Thomas in the USA net.
In the last three months Cristobal Huet has played for the Habs, the Caps and now the French all without needing to change his gloves and pads. Convenient, n’est pa?
Good grief… every spring the Germans remind us of the horrible Canucks jerseys from the 80’s. And every spring they end up with the same result as those Canucks.
Sharks’ German third-stringer Dimitrij Patzgold looking much better in the German throwback jersey.
Cam Ward wearing Canada’s throwback jersey, a.k.a. their old Canada Cup jersey. Just kind of screams “we’re going to win and you’re not”. Unless you’re the Soviets and it’s 1981 and… ugh, never mind.
Latvian fans are rabid and it looks like one of these women missed her vaccination shot. I sat in a sea of Latvians at the Torino games and had the most fun of my Olympic visit. I think I sat behind that guy in the hat.
Check out the official IIHF site for all the photos from every game.