Saskatoon hockey team jerseys come to life thanks to Minuteman Press franchise
November 6, 2023 By PrintAction Staff
Kurt Huber is the owner of the Minuteman Press franchise in Saskatoon, Sask., since July 2011. Even before becoming a business owner, Huber has been serving on the board of the Saskatoon AA Hockey League for the past 15 years.
Thanks to the introduction of a new Under 16 AA League, the Saskatoon Bridge City Blues is a brand new team that needed both a custom logo and hockey jerseys before kicking off their inaugural season. Huber and his team at Minuteman Press stepped up to design the logo and outfit the team.
Kurt shares, “In May of 1983, Saskatoon lost out on a bid to buy the St. Louis Blues NHL team. While that wasn’t meant to be, we now have the Bridge City Blues here in Saskatoon. For the logo and these jerseys, I’ve been involved in AA hockey and Saskatoon for the last 15 years. They asked me if I would be willing to take on the task of trying to come up with the logo. So, we threw some names around and one of my suggestions was the Blues. It was out of respect for the fact that we almost got the St. Louis Blues here, so it plays into the history of our community.”
Kurt continues, “The rest of the board decided to go with the Bridge City Blues so I instructed my two graphic designers to come up with a fresh logo. They came up with four different versions and the board picked the current version that’s now on the jersey. We had the jerseys made through a sublimation supplier.”
As the Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association kicks off its 50th year in 2024 and the U16AA Bridge City Blues begins its first season, Kurt has one thing left to say: “Go Blues!”
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