October 19, 2016 6:20 pm

Calgary Stampeders will cover pistol patch on jersey to honour Mylan Hicks

Mylan Hicks in shown in a Calgary Stampeders handout photo, released Sunday, Sept.25, 2016.

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CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders will cover the pistol patch that’s on the shoulder of their alternate jersey for the rest of the season to honour former player Mylan Hicks.

Hicks, 23, was fatally shot outside a Calgary club Sept. 25.

READ MORE: Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead after Calgary nightclub shooting 

The shoulder patch features crossed pistols.

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“The Stampeders’ black jersey has been very popular with many of our fans and players since we became the first CFL team to wear an alternate jersey in 1994 and it will remain an important part of our identity,” Stampeders GM/president John Hufnagel said in a statement.

“Following the season, we will review all options in regards to potential changes to the design of the jersey.”

Calgary will be wearing the modified version of its black alternate jersey for its remaining home games this year.

READ MORE: Stampeders remember teammate Mylan Hicks as team player with bright future

Nelson Lugela, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder in Hicks’s feath. He’s currently awaiting trial.

Hicks signed with Calgary in May and was on the club’s practice roster. The former Michigan State star hadn’t played in a CFL game this season.

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