The University of Saskatchewan Huskies will be debuting new helmets at the Blackout game on Friday night. For the first time in team history, the Huskies will be wearing black helmets. The Huskies now have over 230 combinations of pants, jerseys and helmets.
The new black helmets have a matte finish. They will compliment the all-black uniforms that the Huskies will be wearing for the Blackout game.
“The players were shown the new helmets last night,” said Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss. “We wanted to keep it a surprise as long as we could. They loved them, and we are sure that our fans are going to love them too.”
The Blackout game is a hi-light for the players and fans. It started three years ago when the Huskies decided to introduce black jerseys. To surprise the fans, they did the warm-up in green jerseys and changed to black when they went back in to the locker room. What the players didn’t know was that the fans were going to surprise them as 5,000 green glo-sticks were handed. The team came onto the field to a blacked out stadium with green glowing lights everywhere. The fans surprised the players with the glo-sticks and the team surprised the fans with the black jerseys.
Since the first Blackout game, the intro, half-time and post-game shows have all been enhanced. Fans from around the country now talk about what it was like to be at a Huskies Blackout game.
Tickets for the Blackout game can be purchased online, by calling 966-1111 or by visiting the PAC ticket booth all week. The stadium box office is open from 8am to 6pm on Thursday and 8am to kick-off on Friday.
OutsiderTV will have a live pre-game show from the stadium at 5:45 to 6:15pm on Friday. Click back here to view it.