The Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads (formerly the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors) involved the public’s help when it came time to naming their team, now they’ll involve the public when it comes to naming their new mascot.
There is no design for the new mascot yet, the team is choosing to leave it wide open for fans to come up with a name before seeing what the mascot will look like. (Although they’ll probably just copy the design for Carlton the Bear, the mascot of the Toronto Maple Leafs.)
Info on how to submit your choice (Carlton!) from the press release:
Fans are asked to send in their best mascot name through the Steelheads Facebook (/SteelheadsOHL) or Twitter (@OHLsteelheads) pages, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you forgot, the Steelheads unveiled their new uniforms last month, which ended up just being a direct copy of the Toronto Maple Leafs uniforms (with Steelheads logos in place of Leafs logos).
When asked by SportsLogos.Net why they went with the straight-up Leafs design the Steelheads said they couldn’t comment on that particular matter…