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Blues wear prototype jerseys for One Nation Classic

Players will wear jerseys during Sunday's skills competition at Busch Stadium

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Six months after the National Hockey League awarded a franchise to the city of St. Louis, new owner Sid Salomon III and team general manager Lynn Patrick modeled prototype jerseys for a photo opportunity with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The jerseys, which featured one large note centered between the words "ST. LOUIS" and "BLUES" on the front, were never worn by the players on the ice. By the time the puck dropped on the franchise's inaugural game over a year later, the jerseys had evolved into something that looks a lot like what fans saw during the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Monday.

But on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. when the Blues take the ice at Busch Stadium for a skills competition during the One Nation Classic closing ceremonies, players will - for the first time ever - be wearing jerseys modeled after the team's original prototype design that appeared back in 1966.

Fans can purchase tickets for the One Nation Classic on Sunday at Busch Stadium for just $10. Tickets include access to the Blues Skills Competition (11:30 a.m.), St. Louis' Greatest Pick-Up Hockey Game (1 p.m.), and a Police vs. Firefighters game (2:15 p.m.). Proceeds from the event will benefit Blues for Kids, youth hockey development in St. Louis and Cardinals Care.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

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