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Stampeders to cover pistols on alternate jersey out of respect for Mylan Hicks
Crossed pistols on the shoulder of a replica alternate jersey at the Stamps' Store outside McMahon Stadium (file)
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:01PM MDT
The Calgary Stampeders will mask the crossed pistols on the team’s black alternate jerseys during home games for the remainder of the 2016 season following the shooting death of a member of the team’s practice roster.
“The team made the decision to cover the shoulder patch worn by the players on the field for the remainder of the 2016 season to acknowledge last month’s tragic loss of Mylan Hicks,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel.
Hicks, a 23-year-old import who played his college football at Michigan State University, was fatally shot outside of a southeast nightclub in the early morning hours of September 25. A 19-year-old Calgary man faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death.
The alternate jersey, released in 1994 and updated in 2014, has proven popular with both players and fans alike. The Stampeders plan to review potential changes to the design of the jersey in the offseason.