The Ottawa 67’s are showing support for a fellow local sports team on Friday night when they take on the Peterborough Petes.
The 67’s have unveiled new Redblacks-themed uniforms that feature white numbers outlined in red on the front, back, and shoulders, a Redblacks logo on the right sleeve, and a 67’s logo on the left sleeve. The collar is red and there is a thick white stripe along the upper arm that is accompanied by two thin red stripes. The word “Redblacks” is also printed along the upper chest.
Interestingly, these uniforms bear a stronger resemblance to the old Ottawa Rough Riders uniforms than the current team’s look. Redblacks’ president Adrian Sciarra has previously indicated that the club would like to mark the tenth anniversary of the team’s return in 2024 and a throwback uniform seems like an appropriate way to commemorate the milestone.
Currently, the Redblacks’ home uniforms feature red piping up the side and shoulder. There is relatively little white, which is saved for the numbers and a portion of the teams’ wordmark beneath the collar. The club also sometimes wears their red alternate uniforms at home, which feature black shoulders and white numbers.
3DownNation ranked all 24 home, away, and alternate CFL uniforms this past off-season and Ottawa’s results were mixed. The team’s red alternates placed slightly above average (9), while the home (19) and away (18) uniforms were closer to the bottom. A return to the team’s roots could be exactly what the Redblacks need to freshen things up and provide fans with a sharper, more iconic look.
The 67’s were founded in 1967 and named in honour of Canada’s centennial. The team is owned by Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), which also owns the Redblacks. The 67’s play out of TD Place Arena, which is attached to TD Place Stadium.
Friday Night lights hits the ice with our 67’s X @REDBLACKS theme jersey, be there on Friday night to get the first look 👀
— Ottawa 67’s (@Ottawa67sHockey) October 18, 2023