The St. John’s IceCaps will become official Friday with the naming of the American Hockey League team at Mile One Centre.
The name, first reported by The Telegram last month, was selected by club president Danny Williams.
St. John’s will be the farm club of the newest NHL club, the Winnipeg Jets.
There has been widespread circulation and unfounded rumours regarding the team’s name, stirring great debate amongst hockey fans.
Friday’s announcement is slated for 11 a.m., and will also see the unveiling of the team’s logo. As part of the official launch, IceCaps T-shirts and ball caps will go on sale noon Friday at That Pro Look, Maverick Sports and Collectibles, Play-it-Again Sports and Sportscraft.
The IceCaps’ jersey won’t be unveiled until the team’s home opener Oct. 14 at Mile One.