Best of the 2012-13 Reading Specialty Jerseys

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Posted June 18, 2013
Philipp Grubauer shows off the 2012 "Stars & Stripes" Veterans Day jersey.

Philipp Grubauer stretches out the kinks in a special “Stars & Stripes” jersey for Veterans (Remembrance) Day Weekend (All Photos Credit: M. Richter)

For those who follow the minor leagues, specialty jerseys have a special love/hate position in the heart.  Occasionally, they’re fantastic.  More often, they’re so bad they’re good.  This year, the Kelly Cup Champion Reading Royals had a whole slew of one-night and one-weekend jerseys, from Pink in the Rink to a Capitals-themed Playoff Celebration.  Below, you’ll find the highlights of the 2012-13 season.

T.J. Syner shows off the Royals Caps-Themed Playoff Celebration jersey, used for home games in the first round of the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

T.J. Syner shows off the Royals Caps-Themed Playoff Celebration jersey, used for home games in the first round of the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

Reading Royals forward Julien Cayer shows off the front of the weekend's Veterans Day jerseys.

Forward Julien Cayer shows off the complete design of the 2012 Veterans Day jerseys.

Kirk MacDonald models the purple Caps-themed jerseys used by the Royals to start the 2013 Kelly Cup Finals.

Kirk MacDonald models the purple Caps-themed jerseys used by the Royals to start the 2013 Kelly Cup Finals.

Reading embraces Pink in the Rink (Photo Credit: @GuppieLynn)

Reading embraces Pink in the Rink (Photo Credit: @GuppieLynn)

In addition, the Royals also used a collection of solid-coloured warmup jerseys throughout the season.  Here’s an example of the standard design, used the night of the 2012-13 season home-opener.

Philipp Grubauer takes warmup before his first regular season home game as a Reading Royal.

Philipp Grubauer takes warmup before his first regular season home game as a Reading Royal.

M. Richter

M. Richter

Associate Editor at Capitals Outsider
Em is a fan of hockey first and individual teams second, with geographical ties that cross the NHL. She was born in the Midwest, raised along the East Coast, and graduated from a university in Western Canada. A firm believer in context above all else, and a card-carrying on-ice official with USA Hockey, she splits her time between the big picture and the details. When not covering the AHL and ECHL for Caps Outsider, her photography can be found on Behance and Flickr. She also occasionally chimes in about the Hershey Bears on the Power Play Post Show.
M. Richter

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