Lunar New Year banners set up at Rogers Arena for tonight's Canucks game

Feb 11 2021, 12:06 pm

The Vancouver Canucks are celebrating the Year of the Ox in style tonight.

The first of many theme nights at Rogers Arena this season, the Canucks will be rocking red jerseys during warmup for Lunar New Year — which has become an annual tradition for the team.

 

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The Canucks say the jersey was created in collaboration with Vancouver expat, Chinese designer Charlie “Money” Chien at Filter017, and local designer Max Young.

Special features of the jersey include:

  • Traditional red and gold colour palette symbolizing luck and fortune
  • Year of the Ox chest patch, that incorporates the Johnny Canuck secondary logo
  • Year of the Ox shoulder patch, that features an Ox holding the hockey stick from the Stick-in-Rink logo, and includes secondary details of wheat and the Chinese character for Year of the Ox
  • Both Ox patches feature a strong, heroic, athletic Ox, with its head looking skyward, and tail pointing down
  • Traditional Chinese papercut design motif
  • For the first time, the jersey adorns the Canucks primary logo in all gold

While the team will change into their usual jerseys for the game, it appears there will be a Lunar New Year presence on the television broadcast.

Set up prominently inside both blue lines are red banners that say “Happy Lunar New Year,” which will be visible on tonight’s television broadcast on Sportsnet.

The Canucks will hope the new year brings them luck, as they could use some to get out of a five-game losing streak. Their next four games are critical to their place in the North Division standings, as they play four straight games against the Calgary Flames.

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