ALLEN, TX, October 26, 2021 – The Allen AMERICANS Professional Hockey Club, “AA” affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, today announced the second of three winners of the #SeasonXIII Warm-Up Jersey Design Contest.
Canadian designer Dallas Kirkpatrick of KirkpatrickDzns (Instagram/Twitter: KirkpatrickDzns) and founder of Maplewood Hockey (Instagram/Twitter: @maplewoodhky) is the second designer to be showcased for warm-up jersey designs during the 2021-22 campaign, following Texas-based creator Chrystian Kaleb Ruiz’s (Instagram: ckruizdesigns) “American Heritage” look which has been worn during Allen’s home warm-ups since New Year’s Eve.
All of the #SeasonXIII warm-up jerseys will be available to fans via the DASH Auction Platform soon. A third, RED warmup jersey, will be shared in the weeks to come and will be worn later this season for pregame skates at CUTX Event Center.
Kirkpatrick is a freelance jersey designer and marketing professional from Saskatchewan, Canada. An avid hockey player since the age of 5, he began designing jerseys while attending the University of Saskatchewan in 2013 under the Kirkpatrick Dzns (@KirkpatrickDzns) name. After several years of concept jerseys and fan-art, Dallas began freelancing for professional teams in North America and in Europe. Over the past few seasons, Dallas’s jersey designs have been worn on the ice by teams such as the Kalamazoo Wings, Rytiri Kladno, Ocelari Trinec, SC Skoda Plzen, SaiPa, Fehervar AV19, Clasgow Clan, among others. In January 2021, Dallas launched his own jersey supply brand, Maplewood Hockey (@maplewoodhky)
Kirkpatrick shares that “the theme of the jersey is all about celebrating the sporting spirit of Allen, the State of Texas, and the rich sport history of the region. The design of the jersey, along with the use of the American’s “A-Star” logo on the crest pays homage to different eras of football and sports history in North Texas. Choosing to focus on navy, silver, and white provides a unique contrast for a team that is passionately, and traditionally red.”
The sweater design contest featured more than 30 entries from a variety of graphic designers and individuals from around the nation. Three different winning designs were chosen, with each designer getting the chance to help craft their release. Public voting was announced by the AMERICANS back in July. Revisions were made to the winning designs to meet team brand guidelines and sponsor requirements, along with minor alterations following production discussions with AMERICANS primary uniform provider, Athletic Knit.
About the Allen AMERICANS
The Allen AMERICANS PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY CLUB is a member of the ECHL, the world’s top Double-A hockey league, and is the affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Seattle Kraken.
Founded in 2009, the club is owned by Jack D. Gulati, known internationally as the “Serial Entrepreneur.” Championship Hockey is the backbone of the franchise, with the Red having captured back-to-back ECHL Kelly Cup Championships in 2014-15 & 2015-16 and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups in 2012-13 & 2013-14. Over the years, more than 323 players have worn the Red Sweater, with 4 AMERICANS having moved up to play in the NHL.Tickets for home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.