If there were anything true about the phrase “if looks could kill” it would be in the design and perception of a sports team’s uniforms—especially in a sport where the player is dressed from head-to-toe, like in hockey.
When the Minnesota Wingmen team formed and joined the Minnesota Adult Hockey Association (AHA) there was a real opportunity to step up the look of the game. At that time in the AHA most teams used stock uniforms and mascots. In some instances team uniforms were put together ad-hoc. The goal for the newly formed Wingmen was to create a force to be reckoned with. This meant visually creating a unified front centered on a distinct emblem that would capture the essence of being a “wingman” (offensively minded and goal oriented).