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Kentucky Thoroughblades® Hockey Apparel

Forever remembered and continually celebrated by fans across the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond, the legacy of the Kentucky Thoroughblades lives on in the minds of many—and through our one-of-a-kind Kentucky Thoroughblades apparel collection. Our Kentucky Thoroughblades jerseys, tees, drinkware, hoodies, and hats are thoughtfully crafted, truly original, and here to help you keep the spirit of this cherished former hockey franchise alive and well. As Kentucky residents and T-Blades forever fans ourselves, thank you for shopping with the official home of the Kentucky Thoroughblades.

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK)

$139.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (CUSTOM - PRE-ORDER)

$164.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Teal Jersey (BLANK - PRE-ORDER)

$139.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Crewneck Sweatshirt
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Crewneck Sweatshirt

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Crewneck Sweatshirt

$46.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Snapback)

$35.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hat (Trucker)

$35.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie

$46.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie (Premium Fleece)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie (Premium Fleece)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie (Premium Fleece)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie (Premium Fleece)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Hoodie (Premium Fleece)

$58.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Long Sleeve Shirt
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Long Sleeve Shirt
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Long Sleeve Shirt
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Long Sleeve Shirt

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Long Sleeve Shirt

$32.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt

$27.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Premium Lightweight)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Premium Lightweight)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Premium Lightweight)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Premium Lightweight)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Premium Lightweight)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Premium Lightweight)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Premium Lightweight)

$29.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Beanie
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Beanie

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Beanie

$32.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass
Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass

Kentucky Thoroughblades Pint Glass

$28.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ Mug 11oz

$22.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black - LIMITED EDITION
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black - LIMITED EDITION

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black - LIMITED EDITION

$27.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Premium Lightweight) - LIMITED EDITION
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Premium Lightweight) - LIMITED EDITION

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Premium Lightweight) - LIMITED EDITION

$29.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Tri-Blend Super Light) - LIMITED EDITION
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Tri-Blend Super Light) - LIMITED EDITION
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Tri-Blend Super Light) - LIMITED EDITION
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Tri-Blend Super Light) - LIMITED EDITION

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt Black (Tri-Blend Super Light) - LIMITED EDITION

$34.98
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Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Youth)
Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Youth)

Kentucky Thoroughblades™ T-Shirt (Youth)

$27.99
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CLEARANCE Kentucky Thoroughblades Custom Jersey (XL)
CLEARANCE Kentucky Thoroughblades Custom Jersey (XL)
CLEARANCE Kentucky Thoroughblades Custom Jersey (XL)
CLEARANCE Kentucky Thoroughblades Custom Jersey (XL)

CLEARANCE Kentucky Thoroughblades Custom Jersey (XL)

$129.99
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Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top
Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top

Kentucky Thoroughblades Tank Top

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Philadelphia Firebirds Jerseys

Our Seattle Ironmen jerseys are a custom design that is an homage to the sweaters of the original Ironmen, but is also unique in its own right. They have embroidered elements and fully cut and sewn seams for that old school jersey feel. 

These jerseys feature embroidered "ironmen" logos sewn onto the chest of the jersey. The Ironmen usually only wore an "S" or the words "Seattle Ironmen" one their chest, so this is a customized chest logo. 

The Ironmen did wear a white and dark color scheme with a mid-chest color split that we've captured here, along with a set of five stripes on both the arms and lower chest. All of these features are embroidered at the seams for that old school look and feel; nothing sublimated about it. 

Further, we mimicked the two stars on each shoulder that the Ironmen wore to the best of out ability using modern production methods. Two stars are embroidered onto the jersey over each shoulder, including one red star for a pop of color. 

Finally, the names and numbers. We do offer a blank option at a lower price point without names and numbers. If you'd like yours customized, we are keeping true to the Ironmen's original design with no numbers on the arms. On the back, we have an option for a stitched name bar with heatpress lettering and large heatpressed numbers across the back. Both the name and back numbers are red, to further add color to the Ironmen and bring what we believe to be their red, white and blue color scheme to the modern age.
 
How our jersey pre-orders work.

We're a small mom and pop shop and due to lack of well, everything, we are not able to customize our retro hockey jerseys on the fly. Instead, we need to send them out to get made in batches. To be able to offer customization, we open up individual jerseys for pre-orders when we debut them and again later on depending on demand for that particular jersey. So if you are interested in customization or an unusual size such as youth or goalie cuts, pre-order time is the time to buy! You never know when (or if) these jerseys might be available again.

All that said, we do plan to keep stock available continuously for blank jerseys in sizes small through 3XL for most teams. Please note that pre-order jerseys are expected to ship 2-3 months from the date the pre-order period ends and payment in full is required at the time of purchase. In stock blanks will ship on our normal timeframes and usually leave the warehouse within a couple of days. You can read our pre-order policy here

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Kentucky Thoroughblades® History

presented by Vintage Ice Hockey

Who were the Kentucky Thoroughblades? 

Sporting one of the greatest logos in minor league hockey history, the Kentucky Thoroughblades® first took the ice at Rupp Arena in Lexington for the 1996-97 season. The team's signature colors of teal, purple, and silver were unique in their own right but the angry, muscular horse on skates really made their uniforms one of the most unique in all of pro sports.

The Thoroughblades were the first pro hockey team in Lexington and initially were very popular, attracting nearly 8,000 fans per game. Affiliated with San Jose and New York, the team saw a number of big leaguers come through their ranks including future hall of famer Zdeno Chara as well as Jonathan Cheechoo, Dan Boyle, and Evgeni Nabokov.

Zdeno Chara as a Kentucky Thoroughblade

Zdeno Chara as a Kentucky Thoroughblade

The Thoroughblades' Run in Kentucky

Their first season, 1996-97 went well with a 36-35-9 record and the team qualified for the playoffs, something the Thoroughblades would achieve in each of their five seasons. By year three, the team had improved even further with a 44 win season and had two future big leaguers between the pipes in Nabokov and Miikka Kiprusoff. That stud goaltending tandem would become three when Johan Hedberg joined in the 1999-00 season, another with over 40 wins. Both years, they would make it to the second round of the playoffs before bowing out. In 1999, the 'Blades would beat Hershey in the first round before being downed by Philadelphia. In 2000, they knocked out their cross-state rivals, the Louisville Panthers, in four games before losing to Hershey in round two.

By the 2000-01 season, the team was still successful on the ice and racked up 42 wins before another first round playoff exit. Off the ice, attendance was on a downward trend with an average of about 4,500 fans during the team's fifth campaign. At the end of that season, the team was sold to the Gunds, who moved them to Cleveland and changed the name to the Cleveland Barons. The franchise still exists today as the Barracuda and is still affiliated with San Jose.

The Spark Fades…

The team’s success on the ice didn’t last in their later seasons. They missed the playoffs four times. They also only went above 36 points a season once in their last four seasons. By 1999, their crowd reached a record low at 2,728. Things also took a strange turn when the team was fined $50,000 and docked 15 points in the standings for circumventing the league salary cap and making payments to NHL and AHL teams for players. The penalties prevented the Tiger Sharks from participating in the playoffs.

The owner also moved the team to Macon, Georgia in June of 2001. The franchise continued as the Macon Whoopees.

While the beginning of the Tiger Sharks’ story is a tale as old as time for the minor league hockey circuit, the franchise is still in existence today. That’s not something we can say for many of the teams we showcase. After a year in Macon, the team moved to Lexington, Kentucky for one year. Their next move was to Utah where they became the Utah Grizzlies. The Grizzlies still take the ice today.

Notable Players

Manon Rheaume played one period in one game during the Tiger Sharks’ first season. Rheaume was a female goaltender who played for a lot of different teams and always helped them to draw in a crowd. Unfortunately, Rheaume gave away four goals during the one period she donned a Tiger Shark jersey.

Michael Ryder was the most noteworthy player to spend time with the Tiger Sharks. He joined the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens. Over the next few years, he had several 30 goal seasons with the Canadiens and Dallas Stars. In 2011, he won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins.

Mark Streit, another NHL Cup Winner, spent some time with the Tiger Sharks as well. His career boasts 96 goals in 786 games.

Todd Reirden followed up his Tiger Sharks stint with a long time career as an NHL coach. He was eventually a cup winner with the Washington Capitals.

A Wild Ride & The Philly Firebird Legacy

While their inaugural season was definitely eventful, the Firebirds sustained their fair share of exciting moments throughout the rest of their time in the NAHL as well. They eventually found their stride and won the Lockhart Cup in 1976, compiling an impressing 45-20 regular season record and defeating the Beauce Jaros in the playoff finals. The following season, 1976-77, was a good one as well although they didn't win any titles.

Unfortunately, as the Firebirds’ luck was at an all-time high, the NAHL couldn’t say the same. The league collapsed before the 1977-78 season could begin. The Firebirds hustled to join the American Hockey League (AHL), but it was also struggling at the time and was also a significant step up in play. The Firebirds weren't terrible, but they didn't finish above .500 in either of their two AHL seasons. They both of their AHL seasons in Philadelphia, but continued to lose money and saw their fan attendance dip. Their last “Hail Mary” attempt at survival was to move to upstate New York and become the Syracuse Firebirds. Unfortunately, that move failed and the Firebird franchise ended in the spring of 1980. 

As far as famous Firebirds go, Reggie Lemelin went on to attain great success after goaltending for the Firebirds. He stayed with the Firebirds all 5 years they were in Philadelphia and joined the NHL in 1978. He had a 15 year professional career with the Atlanta/Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins. Interestingly, Lemelin was drafted by the Flyers in 1974, so there's a photo out there of him in a Flyers uniform, but he never played for them. Lemelin would return to Philly to be a goalie coach for the Flyers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

Mike Eruzione, a 1980s Olympic hero, also had a brief stint with the Firebirds. He joined them for their last six games during their final season in Philly.

The infamous hockey film Slap Shot was also heavily influenced by the Firebirds and the rest of the NAHL. It is rumored that Paul Newman attended several Firebird games in order to prepare for his role in the movie. Mark Bousquet, who is 3rd from the right in the second row in the picture above, played an important role in the movie as Andre "Poodle" Lussier of the Syracuse Bulldogs. 

While the Firebirds were a quick and tumultuous roller coaster of a hockey franchise, they proved that Philadelphia could support two pro hockey teams. The Philadelphia Phantoms also spent more than a decade as an AHL team in the city during the 1990s and 2000s. 

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