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Canucks celebrate Lunar New Year with special jerseys, Year of Rat logos

Team dons red and gold jerseys with custom patches

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

New Year, new sweaters.

The Vancouver Canucks celebrated Lunar New Year on Saturday during their game against the San Jose Sharks.

During warmups, the Canucks wore special red and gold jerseys with patches to symbolize "The Year of the Rat." The traditional red and gold colors symbolize luck and fortune.

Tweet from @Canucks: Redy to rock 🤘 pic.twitter.com/zSG2qhijmr

The team also had a special logo with a rat incorporated into their famous "Flying Skate" logo.

Tweet from @Canucks: Special #Canucks Lunar New Year warm-up jerseys indeed 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/Wk5HMe0cFv

The Canucks Brand team worked with Vancouver expat designer Charlie "Money" Chien of Shanghai's Rice Studios to consult on a design for a logo that incorporated elements of Chinese and hockey cultures.

The celebration at Rogers Arena included more than just special jerseys. The Canucks also welcomed Xin Tonh Hu and the Jessica Vocal Music School Choir to sing "O Canada" after Yixin Zhang sang "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Video: SJS@VAN: Kids choir sings anthem in Vancouver

During the first intermission, the team welcomed the Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks, who put on a dazzling display for the crowd.

Tweet from @Canucks: Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks 🤯👍 pic.twitter.com/zESNArasVo

The Year of the Rat comes in 12-year cycles.

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