The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have unveiled their alternate uniforms for this Saturday’s rematch against the B.C. Lions.
The uniforms feature red jerseys with white numbers and black and white striped shoulders, red pants, red socks and white helmets.
They’re similar to the uniforms worn by the 1943 Grey Cup champion Hamilton Flying Wildcats.
Fans can also purchase the Wildcats jersey at the Tiger-Cats online store at ticats.ca or at the TigerTown Store at 1 Jarvis Street.
Additional Flying Wildcats apparel, including t-shirts and hats, will be available at Alumni Stadium on Saturday and the TigerTown store next week.
Founded in 1941, the Hamilton Wildcats competed for nine seasons before merging with the Hamilton Tigers in 1950 to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
In 1943 and 1944, the team used the nickname Flying Wildcats to recognize the Royal Canadian Air Force personnel playing on the team.
The 1943 Flying Wildcats squad defeated Winnipeg R.C.A.F. in the 31st Grey Cup championship 23-14 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
The Ticats will honour Paul Peterson, a native of Waterloo who played on both offense and defense for the Flying Wildcats in 1943, during the halftime show at Alumni Stadium.
The game worn helmets and jerseys from Saturday’s game will be auctioned off later this season.
You can listen to Saturday’s Ticats-Lions clash on AM900 CHML.