New name, look for West Kootenay Wildcats

New name, look for West Kootenay Wildcats

The Kootenay Wild’s name is “intended to reflect the wilderness of the Kootenays.”

The West Kootenay Wildcats female midget AAA hockey team will be called the Kootenay Wild next season. They’ll also wear new green jerseys. BC Hockey is now responsible for overseeing teams and registering players, and the program is receiving a makeover thanks to an agreement with equipment manufacturer Easton.

The six teams each have new names and logos. In addition to the Wild, the others are the Fraser Valley Rush, Greater Vancouver Comets, Northern Capitals, Thompson-Okanagan Lakers, and Vancouver Island Seals.

“We are taking bold strides in the development of our female hockey programming and we wanted to make sure that each team had a fresh new look to reflect this initiative,” said BC Hockey executive director Barry Petrachenko.

The Kootenay Wild’s name is “intended to reflect the wilderness of the Kootenays.” The logo features a mountain peak.