Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Logo

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Logo

The SPHL franchise respects the traditions of the place of its location, as well as the traditions of its predecessors. Its logo unveiled in 2015 says a lot about the local history.

Meaning and history

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Logo history

Founded in 2009 as the Mississippi Surge and renamed in 2013, the Rail Yard Dawgs represent the Roanoke Valley in the professional ice hockey. They are the fifth of the teams that have ever resided in Roanoke, Virginia.

Both the club’s name and logo pay homage to the railroad heritage of the area. Roanoke has been a railroad hub for a long time, and the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs logo depicts this rail history with the help of railroad tracks. They encircle Diesel, the team’s mascot. His apparel is similar to the apparel train conductors used to wear. There is the Mill Mountain Star on his hat. The Star is considered to be the most iconic landmark in Roanoke.

logo Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

Diesel has a toothy and menacing grin. He is holding a stick to show that he represents an ice hockey team. The team name and the name of the city are at the bottom of the logo. The font looks elaborate and out-of-date, the aim being to lay stress on the long history of the place.

The colors used in the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs logo are Royal blue, powder blue, gold and red.