The Atlanta Flames
Before the Thrashers, the Flames Ruled Atlanta
December 1, 2018
By IJ Blog Contributer, @MatthewWords
The city of Atlanta has failed to support two National Hockey League teams. But that won't stop IceJerseys from offering a tremendously cool officially licensed hockey jersey from the 70's. As hockey jerseys go, the inaugural Atlanta Flames jersey from 1971 is as fun and nostalgic as it gets.
Sure, the Flames moved to Calgary in 1980 and never achieved much success on the ice, but the team is still part of hockey lore. While based in Georgia, the Flames had two rookie of the year winners and a GM (Cliff Fletcher) who would later go on to be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Occasionally nicknamed Hotlanta, the city of Atlanta is known to get quite steamy in temperature in the summer, so the Flames name was quite fitting. Later, with the oil fields in Calgary, the Flames name took on another identity and meaning.
This Atlanta Flames featured merchandise is in traditional red and yellow colors, as you'd expect from the current Flames club. But the flame-ridden 'A' in the middle of the chest is spectacular and original. We hadn't quite seen anything like it in professional sports prior. Sure, there were a ton of red hockey teams, but the Flames logo was brand new to the sports world.
You can celebrate the early moments of the Flames franchise with this creative red Flames hockey jersey.
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