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Huskies to debut new helmets at Blackout game

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 Huskies will add a black helmet to their uniforms at the Blackout Game tomorrow night.

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.

4 Responses to “Huskies to debut new helmets at Blackout game”

  1. Ramtough says:

    Just what the Huskies need another helmet. I think its time for the organization to start focusing on their coaching and player talent.

    • Tom says:

      How’d the Rams do this weekend at UBC? Let’s see: the Rams copy the Huskies and add a third jersey a season or two ago. The Rams copy the Huskies and add an inflatable tunnel to run through at the start of their home games (albeit their tunnel is rather small and taller players have to duck to get through it). I’m sure the Rams would love to copy the Huskies and add a second helmet (the Huskies have four), but they’re probably waiting for a government subsidy to pay for it.

  2. AC says:

    excuse me? do you even know what you are talking about? The Huskies have had about 50 players drafted into the CFL with almost 10 currently playing. The team is very young still because of the success of past players leaving early from the CIS and going to the CFL. As far as coaching, BT holds the record for most wins in the CIS history, has lead the team to 11 hardy cup titles, and 9 Vanier Cup appearances winning 3 of them. Might want to re-think that one!

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