The Fort St. John Huskies unveiled Monday a brand new logo to lead them into the new decade. After more than 20 years with the old logo, the team decided to switch it up and go with a more modern look.
"There was no drastic reason for the change. We wanted to put a fresh look on the logo, it had been quite a while since it's been looked at," said Huskies President Michael Bacso.
The team unveiled the new logo in a video on its Facebook page.
A brief history of the team was given — junior hockey first came to Fort St. John with the Golden Hawks in 1966, before becoming the Huskies in 1981 — and the new design marks the third iteration of the Huskies logo.
The team's colours will remain black and yellow, and a look at the new jerseys was included at the end of the presentation. To see the video, click here.
Bacso hosted a Facebook live session prior to releasing the video to give a brief update on the upcoming season and answer questions submitted by the Alaska Highway News.
The 2020 Huskies Training Camp will take place from September 11 to 13 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, and will consist of on-ice evaluation by the coaching staff, done in smaller groups as per COVID-19 restrictions. Anyone interested in attending camp should contact GM Jeremy Clothier at 250-793-0978.
"The coaching staff will be following protocols laid out by BC Hockey and the City of Fort St John to run a training camp in a safe and effective manner," Bacso said.
There is still no decision on when a NWJHL season will begin and how it will look, but Bacso is confident a season will take place. The Huskies are waiting decisions from both B.C. Hockey and Hockey Alberta on a return-to-play guideline, which would give way to the NWJHL devloping a plan for the season.
"We hope (those decisions are made) in the next little bit, and then we'll release a schedule. At that point we'll have to work with the City of Fort St. John and the NWJHL to make sure we can have a safe season for our team and fans," Bacso said.
It's still unknown whether fans will be allowed to attend. However, Bacso said if fans aren't allowed in the building, the team will put more efforts into its streaming, with play by play and high quality video included.
"We do need to capitalize on the streaming efforts, and that's something that will be discussed by the executive and a decision will be made," Bacso said.
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