Springfield Hockey LLC, in partnership with the Springfield Republican and MassLive, is seeking fan suggestions for the name of the city’s new AHL franchise. The Name the Team online survey will run from Wednesday, June 1st at 5:00 AM until Friday, June 3rd at 12:00 PM. Fans can submit suggestions on the MassLive website by visiting www.MassLive.com/NameTheTeam.
The team’s name will inspire the logo, uniforms, and branding for the organization. The team is looking for names that reflect the excitement and energy of a Springfield on the rise. The team will review all the entries and announce the winner in the coming weeks.
“Our organization is deeply committed to community engagement. This is a fun and unique opportunity for hockey fans of all ages to get involved with the new team and we can’t wait to see all the creative names that they come up with,” said Attorney Frank Fitzgerald, spokesperson for the franchise.
Springfield Hockey, LLC is a broad-based group of local investors committed to building an exciting and innovative brand of sports entertainment and maintaining professional hockey as a civic asset for the region. The franchise is the minor league affiliate of the Florida Panthers. The team will compete in the Atlantic Division of the AHL’s Eastern Conference and play its home games at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.