After a contest and a search among Amarillo residents over the last couple of months. The team Owner and coaching staff lead by new coach Dennis Williams was on hand to announce the name of the team which will be called the Amarillo Bulls.
The colors will be red, yellow and blue that will start their first season in Mid-September and this should complete the full divisional alignment if the NAHL would ever make it official as the league will have 25 teams with 3 divisions of 6 and 1 of 7.
Also expect the Schedule to be coming out soon as the OHL & QMJHL as well as several of the Canadian Jr. A Leagues including the BCHL have done so.
Look for more info on things like the league schedule and possible tryouts and prospect camps as the off-season goes by as the team looks ahead to their first season in the NAHL.
Here's the current look at the NAHL Divisional Alignment.
Coulee Region Chill
Motor City Metal Jackets
Traverse City North Stars
St. Louis Bandits
Springfield Jr. Blues
New Mexico Mustangs
Corpus Christi Icerays
Wichita Falls Wildcats
Dawson Creek Revenge
Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Kenai River Brown Bears
From the North American Hockey League Website: www.nahl.com
The Amarillo, Texas Team that will begin play in the North American Hockey League this fall has announced its name and the unveiling of its logo.
After the completion of the team's name the team contest, the team will be named the Amarillo Bulls.
"The number of entries for the "Name the Team" Contest was trendmous given the short time frame we had to put it together," said Gary Gelinas, executive VP of Consolidated Sports Owners of the Bulls. "The top three choices were popular among the voters and we're thrilled with the name, logo and colors."
"Bulls are a part of the makeup of Amarillo and the region, are strong and powerful animals, and represent the strength, aggression and meanness we hope our team will display."
The color scheme focused on Amarillo is that our part of the state of Texas. The primary color is scarlet red - a color affiliated with Bulls and one that represents a strong base. Navy Blue is the secondary color and represents the Texas' State Flag. The color represents the history and heritage of the name Amarillo, which means yellow in Spanish.
"We fell the logo is strong and powerful by creating a bull that's staring in the opponent and is in motion," Gelinas added. "We wanted a powerful look and we believe the name and logo will catch on with our merchandise sales and with the crowd as they chant, "Go Bulls Go"! in the Civic Center.
"We want to think our media partners for their support of the contests, Kris Miller for taking the lead for us locally," the Civic Center and all the fans who voted for their favorite name and had a say in naming the NAHL Team."
Keith Flynn, of Flynnagain Productions, who has produced many team and league logos, designed the Bulls logo.
Fore more info on the Amarillo Bulls Team, log on to www.amarillonahl.com
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