The Saanich Predators have a new logo and team colours. The newly named VIJHL Junior B Hockey team dropped their long standing moniker, The Saanich Braves, in early July out of respect for First Nations and have been working on a new name and logo since that time.
The team released their new branding today, which features a breaching orca breaking a hockey stick. Designed by team sponsor Array Web & Creative, the 3-D image includes the team’s new colours of teal, black, white and grey.
“We explored a lot of options for the logo and the orca came out on top every time. It’s a connection to where we play and a strong symbol that the guys are all very excited to wear on their gear,” said Edward Geric and Norm Kelly, team owners. “We’re very excited to start playing under our new banner. We want to give a big thank you to the league, the players and the community who have all been so helpful and supportive in this process of reinventing our brand, while celebrating our 52-year history of excellence in amateur hockey.”
The VIJHL got its season underway yesterday with a new cohort system. There will be no spectators, however, hockey fans can watch the Saanich Predators first home game online at www.hockeytv.com. The Predators will be playing against Kerry Park at Pearkes Arena tonight, Friday, October 2nd. Warm up begins at 6:00 PM and the puck drops at 6:30 PM.
For more information about the Saanich Predators, visit the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email SaanichJrBHockey@gmail.com.