The night in the desert is not black. It’s burgundy.
I mean, I don’t know that for sure; In fact, I’d be surprised if that was the case. However, the Arizona Coyotes dropped their new Desert Nights alternate uniform earlier today, and there is no trace of black anywhere on it. Burgundy, burgundy, and more burgundy…with a little sand, because the desert.
Funny name aside, the costume itself is pretty good, although this color scheme would have worked better in tandem The uniforms the team *just* got rid of.
This new Coyotes costume was designed by Rhuigi Villaseñor, Founder and Creative Director at Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Rhude, as well as Creative Director at Bally and, just a few months ago, Coyotes Creative Strategist.
“My inspiration for the third jersey is the environment, the community, the colors and the mud – the roots of the AZ culture,” said Villaseñor. In the press release. “I am honored to be a leader with the Coyotes in reimagining sports alongside culture and design.”
The new jacket features an “Arizona” script logo with a star dotted with the letter “i.” The star represents desert nights (i.e. when coyotes are on the hunt) and doubles as a nod to the star in the Arizona flag. The chaotic “Arizona” letters are interpreted as a tribute to the “harsh, harsh desert.”
The sleeve and waist band is a monochromatic simplified version of the club’s kachina-style stripes. There are no spots on the shoulder. Sand colored inner back collar with chain Small geckosThese originally appeared as a shoulder patch The original alternate outfit for the Wolves It was first introduced in the late 1990s.
The player’s name and numbers will be sandblasted in one color, and my favorite part of this whole uniform, the captain’s patch is Logo crescent moon wolf – Alternate captains get an “A” shaped cactus. Now we are having fun.
“We are very excited to introduce our new third jersey, which complements the classic Cacchina pullover, and provides our amazing fans with even more excitement,” said Alex Meruelo Jr., Coyotes Chief Brand Officer. The essence of Arizona with this design, and we can’t wait to see our players and fans wear these amazing jerseys for the rest of this season and beyond.”
The helmet, pants, and socks will be all burgundy to complete a matching head-to-ankle look. The right side of the pants will feature a large cactus instead of the traditional stripe. The socks will feature the same Kachina stripe as the jacket.
Arizona will debut the new uniform this coming Sunday against the Vegas Golden Knights the Coyotes will wear this 14 times in total during the second half of the 2022-23 season this is officially designated a “third uniform” that will be stuck for multiple seasons and will be worn regularly during those Period.
Here’s the full schedule for this season:
- Sunday, January 22nd vs. the Vegas Golden Knights
- Sunday, February 19th vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets
- Sunday, February 26th vs. the Nashville Predators
- Fri, March 3 – Carolina Hurricanes
- Sunday, March 5th vs. New Jersey Devils
- Thursday, March 9th vs. the Nashville Predators
- Sunday, March 12th vs. the Minnesota Wild
- Thursday, March 16th vs. Vancouver Canucks
- Saturday, March 18th vs. Chicago Blackhawks
- Sunday, March 26 – Colorado Avalanche
- Friday, March 31st vs. the Dallas Stars
- Saturday, April 1st vs. San Jose Sharks
- Saturday, April 8th vs. the Anaheim Ducks
- Thursday, April 13th vs. Vancouver Canucks