Posted by: puckdrawn | March 21, 2009

Have ideas for AHL team name and logo?

Article originally appears on So have ideas for an AHL name, logo?

Paul Fontaine, The Times
Published: Friday, March 20, 2009

Well, the website is up and the ownership group aiming to bring the American Hockey League to Abbotsford wants your feedback.

Earlier this week, Lane Sweeting, local businessman and member of a local bid group announced that a website,, has been set up so prospective ticket buyers can “pre-book” tickets.

The site is also a place where local hockey fans can suggest names for the team, if a move happens.

What name says Fraser Valley to you? Is the best theme agricultural, or would a symbol conveying the importance of the Abbotsford Air Show be more appropriate?

Sweeting welcomed Calgary Flames’ president Ken King here earlier this week, to sign a 10-year relocation agreement for the Flames’ AHL farm team, which is currently in Moline, Ill. (See story on Page A4).

While Sweeting and the Flames will have to wait to hear the decision of the AHL board of governors, the website is meant to see who would be interested in tickets.

The interest in the site will also be used to convince the AHL board of governors that a move to the valley would be good for business.

We want to hear what you think about the possibility of an AHL team in Abbotsford. Please pass along your team name, team logo and other suggestions to us at


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