The owner of the latest expansion hockey team in the ECHL is leaving his options open regarding the naming of the team.
The team, which will be in the North Division, will begin play in St. John’s in the fall. They will be affiliated with the Maple Leafs organization, which means many of the player movements will involve the Marlies.
The team will partner with the St. John’s Edge basketball team, which has been drawing well at Mile One. Businessman Dean MacDonald, the owner, says Glenn Stanford, the former COO of the St. John’s IceCaps, will run things day-to-day. MacDonald says they have many things to do, including coming up with a name for the team.
He says they’ll work with a professional organization in that regard, and come up with something associated with the community.