The team will play its first season in Niagara under the Predators name. General manager Johan Eriksson says there were almost 50 submissions by the community of suggested names after a previous article published in the Local.
“We have narrowed it down to a couple of names, but it’s too close to the beginning of the season to change it for this year. Our lawyers told us they had to check on the availability of names legally, and ensure we don’t infringe on any copyrights.”
“We’ll play as the Predators for one more season, then switch for 2022-2023. I’m going to talk to the people who sent us the names that we like, and we’ll probably announce the new name maybe some time in January, in conjunction with a skills competition or sponsor night.”
The winning submission will receive the first jersey with the new team’s name and logo, as well as season tickets for the 2022-2023 season.