CALGARY - Canada's world junior hockey team is going green.
Hockey Canada announced Saturday that the Canadian junior team will wear green jerseys during next year's IIHF world junior hockey championship in Regina and Saskatoon.
The jerseys are designed to honour the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, and were unveiled Saturday during the Saskatchewan-B.C. Lions game in Regina.
"Green is the colour . . . hockey is the game," says Scott Smith, chief operating officer of Hockey Canada. "It's exciting to release a special version of the Hockey Canada jersey," Hockey Canada chief operating officer Scott Smith said in a statement.
"We believe fans in Saskatchewan, and throughout Canada, will rally around the green jerseys prior to and during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship."
The Canadians will wear the jerseys twice - once in a pre-competition game and one other time during the tournament. Canada is attempting to win its sixth straight world junior championship.
Hockey Canada also announced that it will auction off the game-worn jerseys from the tournament on eBay. Details of the auction will be released in late December.
The tournament begins Dec. 26.