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Philadelphia, PA (December 20, 2011) – Philadelphia-based sports apparel retailer Mitchell & Ness has issued a line of limited-edition apparel in honor of the National Hockey League’s 2012 Winter Classic events hosted at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia.

The Mitchell & Ness Winter Classic 2012 line features vintage-inspired cotton tees ($35) and hooded zip-front fleece sweatshirts ($90) for men and women. In addition, the line consists of an exclusive collection of player tees ($35) bearing the names and numbers of iconic players from the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, the two teams competing in this year’s Classic.

Highlighted players include Flyers legends such as Eric Lindros, Bobby Clarke and Ron Hextall, as well as Rangers greats including Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch and Ron Duguay. Mitchell & Ness is the only sports apparel brand producing Winter Classic vintage player t-shirts. All items in Mitchell & Ness’ Winter Classic line feature the official 2012 Winter Classic emblem.

“With Mitchell & Ness’ headquarters located in Philadelphia and the Winter Classic taking place here this year, we knew we had to create something special to commemorate the event,” says Mitchell & Ness President Sean McKinney. “Our apparel celebrates the best players and greatest moments in sports history and we’re sure the 2012 Winter Classic will be an experience to remember.”

Mitchell & Ness 2012 Winter Classic apparel is available at the Mitchell & Ness Flagship Store, Mitchell & Ness Alley Store at Citizen’s Bank Park, the NHL Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods and online at www.mitchellandness.com and www.shop.nhl.com. Select Mitchell & Ness Winter Classic apparel is currently available at the Mitchell & Ness Flagship (1201 Chestnut Street) with the full line available by December 20th. Mitchell & Ness Winter Classic gear will be sold at Citizens Bank Park beginning December 26th and will launch in the Alley Store on December 31st during the NHL Legends Game.

About Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co.

Founded as a golf and tennis company in 1904, Mitchell & Ness Sporting Goods provided on-field uniforms to the Philadelphia Eagles, Athletics and Phillies as early as 1933. The Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. was created in the 1980’s with the idea to resurrect authentic jerseys significant to sports history. As the pioneer in this field, Mitchell & Ness is known worldwide for its authentic classic jerseys. The company holds exclusive licenses from the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA to produce premium vintage inspired apparel. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Mitchell & Ness has been “Defining Authentic” for more than 100 years. The Mitchell & Ness Flagship is located in Center City Philadelphia at 1201 Chestnut Street. For more information about Mitchell & Ness, visit www.mitchellandness.com. “Like” us on Facebook: Mitchell & Ness. Follow us on Twitter: @mitchell_ness.


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