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Danny Williams, president and chief executive officer of the new St. John's AHL team, unveils the team's logo at Mile One Centre on Friday morning. Their first home game will be on Oct. 14.
It’s official: the name of the new American Hockey League team in St. John’s is the IceCaps.
The St. John’s IceCaps, who will make their home debut Oct. 14 at Mile One Centre, will be the farm team of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets.
“This name,” said IceCaps president and CEO Danny Williams, “will put us on the map across Canada and the U.S. This name and image will market not just our team, but also our province.
“I’m confident hockey fans will support it. It represents our rich hockey history with the legendary St. John’s Capitals, and it has the natural element that is iconic to our province (with the iceberg).”
The logo consists of icecaps over rugged mountains. The mountains are capped with ice that is an illustrative map of Newfoundland and Labrador. The colours are reflective of those used in the logo of the parent club.
Starting noon Friday, IceCaps T-shirts and ball caps can be purchased at That Pro Look, Maverick Sports and Collectibles, Play-It-Again Sports and Sportscraft.