MHA seeks new name, logo for girls hockey program

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43
  • For the first time in five years, the Mustang Hockey Association will field girls’ hockey teams this fall. In recent years, girls have only been able to play on coed teams. As a way of rebranding the new girls’ teams, MHA is holding a contest to give the teams a new name and logo. The deadline for the contest is May 31. (Photo courtesy Angela Unruh)

Local girls hockey players have a team to call their own. Now all they need is a name.

The Mustang Hockey Association is re-branding its revived girls hockey program with something more in keeping with the times.

“We wanted these players to stand out and have a distinct logo,” said MHA girls hockey coordinator Angela Unruh.

For the first time in five years, the Eagle River youth hockey association is planning to field girls teams this fall in addition to its existing coed and boys programs. In past years, MHA girls’ teams — when they’ve been fielded — have always been known as the “Lady Mustangs.” But at its most recent board meeting, the association’s board decided that name didn’t really give the girls their own identity.

“You don’t have ‘Boy Mustangs,’ ” Unruh pointed out.

In order to give girls players that distinct identity, the association is holding a contest to create a new name and logo for the girls. There is no charge to enter the contest, and the winner receives no other prize besides bragging rights. However, Unruh said she’s hopeful MHA will receive a wide variety of submissions.

“It’s open to anyone with a creative knack,” she said.

The name and logo must be gender neutral and the artwork must be original. Contest rules don’t give too many other parameters, and contest entrants can submit names, logos or both.

The deadline to submit entries is May 31, and Unruh said the new names and jerseys will make their debuts at a girls summer hockey clinic June 18 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. Unruh said the clinic will be a good opportunity for girls to learn to play hockey and potentially join a girls team this fall.

For more information or to submit a logo/team name entry, email Unruh at [email protected].

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