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THN.com Logo Tournament: Group Stage

The votes are in and the preliminaries are done. The Hockey News extended 40 logo tournament bids throughout North America and we’re one step closer to choosing the best logo in hockey.

After weeks of ranking the different leagues from top to bottom, champions have emerged from Ontario, Calif. to Rimouski, Que., down to Florida and back up to Calgary.

With the league voting closed, we move on to pool play. The advancing 40 teams have all been slotted geographically into four groups of 10. This week, you will be able to vote on your favorite from each of the new pools.

From there, the top four per pool will be slotted into a single-elimination bracket of 16. Each week (view the schedule HERE) your vote will determine who moves on until we are provided with an ultimate champion.

Will the sentimental favorites, the Chicago Blackhawks, be the victors? The rabid fan bases of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux or Ontario Reign may have something to say about that.

The Boston College Eagles and London Knights also cruised to victory in their respective leagues, but, of course, there’s only one way to make sure your team continues on the path to glory…

* voting closes Sept. 8

GROUP A (EAST)
VOTE HERE
LOGO
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/

PROVINCE
FIRST ROUND

VOTE %
Pittsburgh

Penguins
NHL
Pennsylvania
8 %
Rochester

Americans
AHL
New York
15 %
Windsor

Spitfires
OHL
Ontario
10 %
Toronto

Maple Leafs
NHL
Ontario
10 %
Gwinnett

Gladiators
ECHL
Georgia
10 %
Sault Ste. Marie

Greyhounds
OHL
Ontario
10 %
Toronto

Marlies
AHL
Ontario
21 %
Robert Morris

Colonials
CHA
Pennsylvania
33 %
Montreal

Canadiens
NHL
Quebec
21 %
Wheeling

Nailers
ECHL
West Virginia
10 %

GROUP B (WEST)
VOTE HERE
LOGO
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/

PROVINCE
FIRST ROUND

VOTE %
Ontario

Reign
ECHL
California
25 %
San Jose

Sharks
NHL
California
7 %
Laredo

Bucks
CHL
Texas
22 %
Red Deer

Rebels
WHL
Alberta
15 %
North Dakota

Fighting Sioux
WCHA
North Dakota
34 %
Calgary

Hitman
WHL
Alberta
19 %
Oklahoma City

Blazers
CHL
Oklahoma
15 %
Sioux Falls

Stampede
USHL
South Dakota
19 %
Houston

Aeros
AHL
Texas
10 %
Seattle

Thunderbirds
WHL
Washington
13 %

GROUP C (MIDWEST)
VOTE HERE
LOGO
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/

PROVINCE
FIRST ROUND

VOTE %
Chicago

Blackhawks
NHL
Illinois
21 %
Kalamazoo

Wings
IHL
Michigan
25 %
Michigan

Wolverines
CCHA
Michigan
19 %
Grand Rapids

Griffins
AHL
Michigan
15 %
Huntsville

Havoc
SPHL
Alabama
21 %
Detroit

Red Wings
NHL
Michigan
16 %
London

Knights
OHL
Ontario
26 %
Fort Wayne

Komets
IHL
Indiana
26 %
Milwaukee

Admirals
AHL
Wisconsin
10 %
Minnesota

Wild
NHL
Minnesota
6 %

GROUP D (ATLANTIC)
VOTE HERE
LOGO
TEAM
LEAGUE
STATE/

PROVINCE
FIRST ROUND

VOTE %
Quinnipiac

Bobcats
ECAC
Connecticut
21 %
Philadelphia

Flyers
NHL
Pennsylvania
5 %
Florida

Everblades
ECHL
Florida
13%
Rimouski

Oceanic
QMJHL
Quebec
25 %
Springfield

Falcons
AHL
Massachusetts
7 %
Army

Black Knights
AHA
New York
23 %
Rouyn-Noranda

Huskies
QMJHL
Quebec
11 %
Boston College

Eagles
HE
Massachusetts
27 %
Quebec

Remparts
QMJHL
Quebec
16 %
Fayetteville

FireAntz
SPHL
North Carolina
25 %

Click HERE to go to THN’s Logo Rankings Central page and click HERE to vote for your top logos as part of our tournament to discover the fans’ choice for the top logo in hockey.