For the last three seasons, Tech Hockey Guide has organized a fan order of authentic Michigan Tech jerseys. This year will be no different and potentially the largest order we’ve ever done. If people follow through on their interest, we should have enough to order four styles. The Cream, Gold, and both the current and previous black jerseys. We are doing our best now to wrap up these orders over the next month. If you have any interest in these styles, now is the time to sign up. This may be your last chance ever to get an authentic Black (2013-2017) jersey.
Michigan Tech is considered to have some of the best jerseys in hockey according to many and Hockey By Design ranked Michigan Tech #1, and that was before MTU released their current road jersey, which might be my favorite. Based on interest from fans, you don’t disagree. Despite it being the most expensive jersey, MTU fans have shown a ton of interest in the last 2 seasons. Let’s review the jerseys in order of likeliness of an order (minimum # of jerseys required is 25). NOTE: ALL PRICES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
1 – Current alternate Cream Jersey [24 currently ordered/total of 58 interested]
The classic cream jersey did get a slightly different look this season. The team decided to change from the Reebok Edge cut to a more classic CCM cut jersey. The price point on these jerseys is the lowest with blank cream jerseys coming in at around $150 and customized with an name/number costing about $210. The CCM cut should allow us to order all the way down to size 46 but that is yet to be confirmed.
2 – Current road Black-Gold Jersey (Hall of Fame) [25/57]
This jersey made it’s debut in 2017-18 to be worn during the Hall of Fame game against Wisconsin and became the default road jersey replacing the “wheel” jersey. As I stated above this has been a very popular style despite it being the most expensive of the set. Blank jerseys start at $205 while customized jerseys could get as high as $265 with a captain’s letter. The front “Michigan Tech” is tackle twill with this jersey including the new Huskies head logo and UP patch on the shoulders.
3 – Previous (2013-2017) road Black Jersey (Wheel) [14/26]
The Road Black Jersey from 2013 through 2017 takes after the Boston Bruins with similar striping and the circular “Wheel” Michigan Tech logo. We’ve struggled to get enough interest in either this or its white counterpart, the current whites, but now we’re finally at the 25 jersey threshold. This is probably the only time we’ll get enough interest to order this jersey now that it’s no longer in use by the team. Take the opportunity seriously if you like this style. A blank of this style will cost you $175 while an embellished version will run $230.
4 – Current alternate Gold Jersey [17/31]
My personal favorite might be the gold jerseys. That classic look that always seemed to be a part of the GLi and other special events just oozes MTU tradition with the Huskies script and no shoulder patches. We’re very close to ordering this jersey and I fully expect to hit the minimum before we submit this order in 2019. This classic jersey will cost you $170 without a name or number and top out at $225 with embellishment by MTU’s usual provider, Exclusive Pro.
How do you order?
It’s very simple, click on “Jersey Order” at the top of this page or click here. Just fill out the form at that page and wait for me to follow up with a specific order link. We’re collecting money now and hopefully be done with that and submit our order in April. Depending on which style you order, we could have jerseys before the 2019-20 season starts or it could be closer to a year from now before we get the jerseys. The time line is a minimum of 12 weeks from my official submission and we usually figure 8-10 months from the time you pay until you get your jersey.
Featured Image courtesy of Tim Braun.