Skip to main content

The 10 best names for high school hockey teams in the USA

With high school playoffs underway in some of hockey's traditional American hotbeds, it's time to count down some of the more wonderful and obscure team names dotting the landscape.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

High school hockey is still popular in traditional American markets and is beginning to take hold in other states. The Anaheim Ducks, for example, have grown a great league in California in a very short amount of time. Those teams should be applauded for their efforts, but they do have some catching up to do. Not just in producing college players and NHLers, but also in their names (no offense to all the Eagles and Wildcats out there). Check out the best high school hockey names I've come across, mining admittedly from traditional hotbeds:

10. The Gunnery Highlanders (Conn.)

9. Moorhead Spuds (Minn.)

8. Houghton Gremlins (Mich.)

7. Beaver Dam Golden Beavers (Wisc.)

6. Mahtomedi Zephyrs (Minn.)

5. Choate Rosemary Hall Wild Boars (Conn.)

4. Northfield-Mt. Hermon Hoggers (Mass.)

3. Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes (Wisc.)

2. Kingsford Flivvers* (Mich.)

1. Thief River Falls Prowlers (Minn.)

*What is a "Flivver" you ask? It's early 20th century slang for a small car that gave a rough ride, according to Wikipedia.


Shane Pinto

Prospect Pool Overview: Ottawa Senators

Between the trades this summer and the nice list of young players on the way, there's a lot to be excited about if you're an Ottawa Senators fan. Tony Ferrari takes a look at the team's future.

Luke Hughes

Luke Hughes Looks Like a Man Among Kids at World Juniors

New Jersey Devils prospect Luke Hughes might end up being one of the best players at the World Junior Championship, and with him at the helm, USA is in good shape.

Gary Bettman NHL Lockout

Bluelines: Why You Shouldn't Worry About Another NHL Lockout

Stan Fischler looks at the NHLPA, the Vegas Golden Knights' goalie situation, Jacob Trouba, the passing of Ben Stelter and so much more in this week's edition of Bluelines.