The Atlantic City Surf sent out a team newsletter on Friday that included the following tidbit about Can-Am League newcomer Ottawa:
The Can-Am League’s new Ottawa franchise has announced that it will be changing its nickname from “Rapids” to “Rapidz.” In addition, the club unveiled a new logo (left).
Understandably, they also changed the logo, from this:
It appears the name change came about because the team was sold to Zip.ca – hence the new “z” at the end – and the color scheme is more in line with the old Ottawa Lynx, which moved following the 2007 season. Still, seems odd – the Rapids logo wasn’t half bad.