NWHL welcomes Toronto Six

On April 22nd, the National Women’s Hockey League announced that an extension team from Canada would start playing in the 2020-21 season. Almost one month later, it has been officially presented as the Toronto Six. Besides the name, the team has unveiled its colors and logo.

To choose the name for the team, an online vote was organized. Fans suggested such names as the Lady Leafs, Lakers, Polar Bears, Furies and others. However, the vote was won by “Toronto Six”. Apart from referring to the number of players on ice, it also may have connection with six cities which formed together the Greater Toronto Area – Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicock, York, North York and East York. Also, we can notice that Toronto Six is the sixth team in NWHL.
As for the new logo, it represents a kind of ligature of a “T”, an “O” (for the province of Ontario) and the number 6 with a maple leaf as the symbol of Canada. The emblem is designed in red and gold with some black lines. The color palette has its own symbolism as well. Thus, red stands for Canada and gold means the Golden Horseshoe, the most densely populated region in Canada, in South Ontario. The logotype was forged by the New York-based design studio M Style Marketing which specializes in creating imagery for sports organizations and already collaborated with NWHL, when the studio’s designers developed the jerseys for the League’s All-Star Games.