Calgary, Alta. – WHL Commissioner Ron Robison released the following statement today regarding the alternate uniform unveiled by the Prince Albert Raiders:
“On Friday night, the Prince Albert Raiders unveiled an alternate third jersey, inspired by a highly successful era in club history,” said WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “We recognize that the dated design is insensitive and offensive. After consultation with the Prince Albert Raiders, this uniform and brand will be discontinued immediately. On behalf of the WHL and the Prince Albert Raiders, we regret that this uniform design has been approved and sincerely apologize for any damage it may have caused.”
There will be no further comment from the WHL or Prince Albert Raiders.
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The Western Hockey League (WHL) headquarters is considered the world’s premier junior hockey player development league and is located in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL is made up of 22 member clubs, 17 of which are in Western Canada and five in the US Pacific Northwest. As a member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading provider of talent to the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading hockey scholarship provider with more than 375 graduates receiving WHL scholarships each year to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the core of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.