Here is the brand new Connecticut Whale logo…
“We have created a fun logo that not only captures the family-oriented approach of the Whale, but also represents the competitive nature of Coach Gernander’s Whale team.” Baldwin said. “We wanted to not only incorporate our traditional Whaler green, but focus on the whale, the official animal of the state of Connecticut.”
The logo was designed by Baldwin, the Whale marketing team and designer Erik Carlson. The organization also said that there will be a secondary logo and official Connecticut Whale jersey design that will be made public at a later date.
WS&E als omade it known that “Pucky the Whale” will join the very popular Sonar as the team mascot.
The Whale-Wolf Pack franchise is the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. The Wolf Pack season begins on October 9 at home versu last year’s AHL franchise, the Charlotte Checkers that are playing their first AHL season as the affiliate, ironically enough, of Hartford’s former namesake, the Hartford Whalers who are now the Carolina Hurricanes.
So it’s opinion time. Frankly, we have a mixed response. We LOVE the new logo. It’s got a lot of personality and flair. The color scheme is very good and it has character.
We saw “Pucky” a the press conference and quite frankly the costume leaves a lot to be desired and really doesn’t have the character that Sonar does. It’s a really good gesture to the Wolf Pack fans to keep the Pack mascot. Sonar is a very popular with the fans and children and has done an amazing job. Whales use “Sonar” so you could keep the reference at the same time.
So what do you think of the logo? We know that a great percentage of the Wolf Pack fans are angry in general about the change. We’ve written several times about the fact that this is the same team just the laundry has been changed and there’s actaully going to be some buzz about the team now. We enjoyed the Wolf Pack the entire time they were there but change is a part of life, especially in minor league sports, and this is a good thing. WS&E is going to sink consderable money and effort into making this thing fly and to us, they are doing the right things to make it work.
The alternative is no hockey in Hartford… and that…would be a horrible thing!
So when you vote below, vote on the logo…don’t vote on whether or not you like the idea of the team or not…we can do that another time. This one is about the logo…which again, we think is superb.