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Savannah's new hockey organization launches contest to choose team name
Area residents are encouraged to submit suggestions through March 16
Savannah leaders announce the formation of the city's new hockey team at the Savannah Arena construction center on Jan. 27. - photo by Nick Robertson
The management of Savannah's new professional hockey team is asking area residents to submit suggestions for a team name with the launch of a “Name YOUR Team” contest announced on Feb. 17.

Savannah-area residents are encouraged to submit ideas for the name of the city’s new professional ice hockey team to beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 17 through Tuesday, March 16. Everyone who participates is entered into a drawing where one fan will win an in-game experience during the team’s inaugural season beginning in October 2022, and a team-signed uniform jersey.

“We are excited and encouraged by the overwhelming support of the team since our announcement last month,” stated Bob Ohrablo, president of the Savannah Professional Hockey Team. “This will be Savannah’s team and we want the city to name the team. We want a name that best reflects Savannah; a name that describes the region, our residents, and the best qualities that best represent our city and our team.”

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson joined other local leaders at the Savannah Arena construction site on Jan. 27 to announce the launch of the city's new hockey team, which is the first tenant signed for the new arena, scheduled to open in winter of 2022.

The Savannah Professional Hockey Team plans to open a permanent business office in Savannah in July 2021. The team is currently accepting deposits to reserve season tickets, as well as premium seating for its inaugural season.