The Kansas City Scouts of the North American Hockey League have revealed their official logo and uniforms. The team had announced on May 11, 2020, that it was relocating from Topeka, Kansas, to Kansas City and changing its name.
The name honours the original Kansas City Scouts who played in the National Hockey League from 1974-1976 before relocating to Denver, Colorado, and rebranding as the Colorado Rockies. Today, that organization is known as the New Jersey Devils.
According to the press release, the NHL Scouts had been named after the statue of the same name, located in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City. The iconic statue was featured on the original team’s logo. The NAHL Scouts logo and jerseys utilize similar colours and striping patterns to that of the original NHL team while establishing their own brand identity.
The franchise began operations in the NAHL in 2003 as the Lone Star Calvary and had played in Topeka since 2007. Last season the team changed its name to the Topeka Pilots. The Scouts will play at the Kansas City Ice Center this upcoming season.