Today in another edition of TXHT Jersey Share, we are going to take a look at a Replica Nike Team USA Hockey jersey that our very own Scott Fairchild got signed by the women’s 2018 Olympic Gold Medal winning team at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
Scott: First of all, the jersey is very comfortable as it has a Dri-Fit feel to it which is very typical of how Nike makes their jerseys and clothes. It also makes the jersey feel very breathable on you and doesn’t feel heavy or itchy at all. I’ve always been a fan of this jersey with the patriotic design and how the red stripes flowing out of the letter “S” like a waving flag.
Now as for it being signed, I was very lucky and fortunate to be able to get the majority of the 2018 gold medal winning women’s hockey team at the Olympics to sign it. I happened to be off work one day due to a really bad wind storm which caused power outages that closed schools, and the team was visiting MedStar Capitals Iceplex (then know as Kettler Capitals Iceplex) to sign autographs and run a kids hockey clinic. I was able to get a good amount of signatures that day and I even got to hold Hilary Knight’s Gold Medal (see picture below). The team was also in town for the 2018 Stadium Series between the Washington Capitals & Toronto Maple Leafs. The whole team was signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at the fan fest before the game began as they were being honored for their accomplishment of winning the Gold Medal at the Olympics.
Here are the signatures featured on the jersey:
Hilary Knight, Jocelyn Lamoreaux-Davidson (game winning goal in the shootout), Monique Lamoreaux-Morando (game tying goal), Amanda Pelky, Kelly Panek, Hannah Brandt, Nicole Hensley, Maddie Rooney (winning goalie of record in the Gold Medal game), Kendall Coyne Schofield, Sidney Morin
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