Things are moving right along in the IceHL 2016 Rebranding Project. This week we make final decisions about which teams will move forward with a fresh identity.
Eight teams have advanced — four from each conference. Each one has a poll below in which you can vote whether to relocate, rebrand or do nothing. Up to four of these teams will move on based on the poll results. Rules are outlined here.
Alongside each poll are details about the franchise to help in casting your vote.
Gold Coast Rush · Gold Coast, Queensland (Australia) · Founded in 2014 as IceHL World expansion team · Logos: Tim Schellenberg · Jerseys: Dylan Alexander
Texas Outlaws · Dallas, Texas · Original member of IceHL in 2008 · Rebranded in 2013 (Dallas Outlaws) · Logos: Francis Matte · Jerseys: Gary Beatman
Northwest Narwhals · Yellowknife, Northwest Territories · Founded in 2012 as IceHL West expansion team · Logos: Slavomir Kiss · Jerseys: Matt McElroy
New Orleans Gators · New Orleans, Louisiana · Original member of IceHL in 2008 · Logos: Chris Smith · Jerseys: Stefan Lundrigan
Tampa Bay Barracudas · Tampa, Florida · Original member of IceHL in 2008 · Logos: Craig Wheeler · Jerseys: Alex Baumgardner
Hamilton Steelcats · Hamilton, Ontario · Original member of IceHL in 2008 · Rebranded in 2013 (logos only) · Logos: Matt McElroy · Jerseys: Daniel Otters
Philadelphia Aces · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · Original member of IceHL in 2008 · Relocated in 2013 (Regina Renegades) · Logos & Jerseys: Matt McElroy · NOTE: Nickname restricted to Aces or Renegades
Geneva Mountaineers · Geneva, Switzerland · Founded in 2014 as IceHL World expansion team · Logos: Colin Magee · Jerseys: Christian Legault
Thank you for voting! Poll results will remain hidden until the polls close on Friday. Teams moving on to the rebranding process will be announced on Saturday (July 2). Next week, we'll vote on where the teams selected for relocation should go.
By the way, please take a moment to comment about your choices. I'm curious to see why the community is pushing for certain teams to be rebranded. Thanks!