Philadelphia Firebirds Hockey Apparel
Shop our popular collection of unique Philadelphia Firebirds hockey apparel, a throwback to the 1970s NAHL and old-time hockey. After you check out our exclusive selection of Philadelphia Firebirds jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and other nostalgic items, be sure to read the fascinating history of the Philadelphia Firebirds franchise below. We are a family-run, hockey-loving small business dedicated to bringing back the history and designs of fondly remembered and long-lost hockey teams from throughout hockey history, including those with bizarre, though timeless, bird logos!
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.
Philadelphia Firebirds History
presented by Vintage Ice Hockey
Who were the Philly Firebirds?
The Philadelphia Firebirds had one of the craziest first seasons in hockey history. From beginning to end, their inaugural 1974-75 first season was a true roller coaster ride. With unpredictable Coach Gregg Pilling calling most of the shots, fans didn’t know what to expect from the minor league team. Even though the Firebirds franchise only lasted six years, they made their mark on the Philadelphia hockey scene and left one interesting story for the history books.
Hockey fans questioned everything about the Firebirds in the beginning. Patrons wondered how a North American Hockey League (NAHL) team could succeed in a town where the professional Philadelphia Flyers dominated the hockey scene. How could a minor league team gain traction with so many fans already devoted to the Flyers? Soon after, the team released what is arguably the oddest bird logo of all time -- a red and yellow design on forest green jerseys -- even more eyebrows were raised. And after that, Coach Gregg Pilling’s antics became a hot topic of conversation.