TWHA Game Jerseys

General Jersey Information

Game jersey questions should be directed to the TWHA Equipment Manager.

Every Trails West player will receive game jerseys after team formation for use during the hockey season.

Learn to Skate players will receive a coloured Trails West jersey and socks to use and keep after the season.

U7 (Timbits) jerseys and game socks are sponsored by Tim Hortons every three years and players must return their jerseys each season, unless otherwise notified by the equipment managers.

One set of U9 (Novice) game jerseys and socks are sponsored by the Calgary Flames. At the direction of the Equipment Manager, players may keep either the home or away game jerseys every year and must return the other game jersey to Trails West at the end of the season.

*EXCEPTION for 2020-2021 Season: Novice jerseys will not be sponsored this season due to a re-direction of funding from the Calgary Flames towards families needing financial assistance. Players will be required to return both home and away game jerseys at the end of the 2020-2021 season as they have been purchased by Trails West.

One set of U11 (Atom) game jerseys and socks are sponsored by McDonald’s each year. At the direction of the Equipment Manager, players may keep either the home or away game jerseys every year and must return the other game jersey to Trails West at the end of the season.

U13 (PeeWee) to U18 (Midget) game jerseys are supplied by Trails West and both home and away game jerseys must be returned to Trails West at the end of the season.

West Calgary House League game jerseys are sponsored by the Calgary Flames every other year and supplied by Trails West for the other year. WCHL players may keep their jerseys every season.

 

Name bars are not permitted on any Trails West or West Calgary House League supplied game jersey, regardless of whether the player will be keeping the game jersey or not.

Any team third jersey must be approved by the VP Operations of the applicable age category prior to use during a Hockey Calgary sanctioned game. All third jerseys must have the STOP logo or RESPECT on the back of the jersey as per the Uniforms section of the Hockey Calgary Operations Manual and Hockey Calgary Regulation 8 Safe Checking Program.

Jersey Deposit

A jersey deposit is required by every player, except Learn to Skate and West Calgary House League.

$125 PER JERSEY (Total deposit for teams receiving Home and Away jerseys will be $250. Please provide these in separate cheques in case we require to cash the deposit for only one jersey)

 Post-dated cheque for April 30, 2020

Payable to Trails West Hockey Association or TWHA

Jersey deposit cheques for every age category are due at your player’s first evaluation skate.  Please provide the cheque(s) to the Age Group Coordinator at evaluation check in when your player first receives their evaluation pinnie. If you are unable to check in with your player at their first skate, kindly arrange for your player, or another parent, to bring your jersey deposit cheque(s). Thank you for your assistance in this matter as collecting jersey deposits is a huge undertaking for an association our size.

Jersey Care

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Any rips, tears, or other damage to the jerseys must be fixed before they are returned at the end of the season or the jersey deposit will be cashed. Normal wear and tear will be acceptable and stains and puck marks must be cleaned or the jersey deposit will be cashed to cover the cost of cleaning.

Handle with care!

Jerseys should NOT be placed in hockey bags as Velcro and skates will damage them. Preferably players will use garment bags to keep jerseys clean and un-damaged during transportation to and from the arena.

Game jerseys are NOT permitted for use during practices.

Respect the jersey and take care of it throughout the season. Remember that another player will be wearing the same jersey next season, and you will be wearing someone else’s next year. Keep the jersey in the shape that you would want to wear.

Captain/Assistant Captain Letters

C’s and A’s are allowed using hand-made “long-single stitch” – NOT machine stitched. Do NOT use any form of adhesive.

When removing them at the end of the season, be very careful not to tear or stretch the jerseys. All C’s and A’s MUST be removed before jerseys are returned.

Affiliated Player Use of Team Game Jersey

Team Managers are responsible for handing out and managing use of all Trails West game jerseys, including those worn by affiliated players.  Trails West recommends in a situation where an affiliated player will be using a team’s game jersey, the Team Manager provides the affiliated player with the applicable game jersey before the game, and ensures the game jersey is returned to the Team Manager at the end of the game.  The Team Manager is responsible for cleaning said game jersey and returning it to the team player who was “replaced” (or if an extra team game jersey was used by the affiliated player, keeping the game jersey for use again, if needed, during the season). At no point should an affiliated player be allowed to take home an affiliated team’s game jersey. If a Trails West game jersey used by an affiliated player is not returned or it was damaged when worn by an affiliated player, it is the responsibility of the team to be prepared to cover the cost of the replacement of the missing game jersey and/or to repair the damaged game jersey prior to the Trails West game jersey return date at the end of the season as determined by the Trails West Equipment Manager.  Trails West will not cover the cost to repair or replace any Trails West game jersey including those worn by an affiliated player. Team Managers must return all team Trails West game jerseys TOGETHER that they received at the beginning of the season to the Trails West Equipment Manager at the game jersey return date at the end of the season. No exceptions will be made.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

Please wash each jersey separately or with like colors.  Do NOT wash red and white jerseys together!

There is no guarantee of color fastness and you will be held responsible for any color changes

Machine WASHABLE in COLD water

*DO NOT USE BLEACH!

HANG to dry or Tumble Dry LOW HEAT

*DO NOT DRY CLEAN

COOL iron

Cleaning Tip: Pre-soak the jerseys separately (use hot water to dissolve the powder then add cold water so water is no more than lukewarm to cool before adding jersey). Scrubbing black/puck marks with a pre-treatment such as Resolve or Sunlight Bar Soap and a soft toothbrush works to remove these stubborn stains that will not come out with just regular machine washing.

Here are some before and after pictures of a TWHA game jersey that was worn for a full season by a Midget body checking player.

Before cleaning:

After cleaning:

Please use these pictures as a reference to what your TWHA Game Jersey should look like when it is returned. Normal wear and tear is expected but no rips, tears, snags, stains or puck marks will be accepted.