Top 6 Finalists For Utah Team Name Includes a Head-Scratcher

After half a million online votes, the Utah Hockey Club has narrowed its list for team name down to six finalists for the second and final round of voting. And one of them leaves a bit to be desired in the imagination department:

  • Utah Blizzard
  • Utah Hockey Club (Utah HC)
  • Utah Mammoth
  • Utah Outlaws
  • Utah Venom
  • Utah Yeti

"Utah Hockey Club" won't exactly strike fear into any opponents, nor does it give confidence that much of an imagination went into the name. 

Interestingly, just a week or so back, team owner Ryan Smith had said that the naming process was down to four finalists, while mentioning Yeti and Mammoth as two of them. Somehow, an extra two slipped into the final voting. 
Per insider David Pagnotta, the team will simply have "UTAH" across the front of their jersey for next season, likely with a black-based color scheme, and the new name along with the logo, mascot and main jersey won't debut until the 2025-26 season.

Everyone is invited to cast their vote:
Balloting closes on June 20th. 

Tell us your favorite in the comments.  

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