Sixth Nashville Jersey Revealed!

Back in 2018, we worked with a talented designer who goes by the monicker Sparky Chewbarky online to design our Seattle Draft Tournament theme of potential Seattle NHL team names. You can see the highlights and jerseys from the tournament here.

He has done a ton of jersey concepts over the years, and is a huge fan of the English writer Lewis Caroll, who is famous for writing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

He approached us recently with an idea for a jersey theme he had been working on for some time, ironically one we had already been thinking about doing anyways. And thus the concept of the “Jabberwockey Hockey” Draft theme was born for the 2020 Nashville Draft Tournament!

… And since the 2020 Nashville Draft Tournament never happened, we didn’t want the concept to die, and are using it for the 2021 tournament instead!

“Jabberwocky” is a nonsense poem by Lewis Carol featured in the novel Through The Looking Glass (the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). It is meant to be very confusing and like gibberish because Alice is in a world that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. You can hear the poem here to see for yourself!

The sixth team for Jabberwocky Hockey is the Mad Hatters!

Do you know why the Mad Hatter is actually mad? Have you ever considered this question?
Interestingly enough, Lewis Carol is not the first author to attribute madness to a hatter. An association between creators of hats and madness has been around since the beginning of the 19th century.
At that time, felt hats were the rage all across Europe, and to turn cheap furs into felt one needed to use a chemical process a wee bit heavy on mercury usage.
Sniffing mercury for a long time, clearly is not good for you as it would attach itself to brain cells. Hatters worked for days in poorly
ventilated areas and over time received large exposures to the stuff. Many fell victim to neuro-mental illness.
Symptoms of mercury poisoning include toothless grins, tremors, lack of coordination, blurred speech, memory loss and depression. Also known as the “mad hatter syndrome”.
Now you know!

Registration for Nashville is now open, and there are only 12 spots left, so if you want to join us, please sign up today!