EDBMHA to unveil new name, logo
The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association will unveil its new name and logo this weekend, with all current and past coaches, players, referees, and the public invited to attend.
The unveiling ceremony is set for Sunday (Oct. 28) at 2 p.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Arena, followed by a scrimmage between Atom division players and the official puck drop of the 2012-13 season.
“We’re really excited about the launch,” enthused Lori Shortreed.
“It’s the start of a new legacy in Emo.”
She noted the new name and logo have been top secret—even the current players won’t know until Sunday’s ceremony.
But Shortreed thinks people will be happy with the change.
“The new jerseys are going to look pretty sharp out there [on the ice],” she remarked, adding the new logo also is meant to simplify things.
Currently, there are different names and jerseys for each team and division, but now they all will have the same name and jersey design.
Shortreed noted it will make finding proper-sized jerseys easier and eliminate the need to buy many different ones.
“And then when we go to tournaments, we’ll become known—people will remember Emo,” she reasoned.
The association also is trying to put together a timeline to showcase the history of minor hockey in Emo, Devlin, and Barwick.
They have a few of the major facts, such as that in 1972, they moved into the arena, where there was natural ice at the time.
And that in 1979, thanks to plenty of fundraising, they put in the ice plant.
However, they’re hoping people who have been involved in minor hockey there in the past will add their memories and share stories.
Shortreed noted if people have an old photo they want to bring, they would make a copy of it to include on the timeline board.
“Then if we find someone who has some spare time on their hands, we’re hoping it might turn into a little book,” she added.
Sunday’s event also will showcase the new Zamboni at the arena, as well as the recent renovations to the bathrooms and upstairs auditorium.
Shortreed said the new line of clothing, and accessories featuring the new name and logo, will be available to order.
“A great idea for a Christmas present for the hockey player in your family,” she reasoned.
They also will be selling tickets on a boat that will be drawn during Spring Fever Days in Emo in April.
“We’re really excited,” Shortreed enthused. “It should be a really fun afternoon and we’re hoping to see a lot of people out.
“It’s really nice for the kids to see all the support,” she added.