Out: Names Ending In S; In: Names Ending In Z

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:

To 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.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andrew on May 12, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Canadians can’t have street cred, right?

    This development does not engender confidence.


  2. Posted by Kenneth Throop on June 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I liked the old logo also, but since we now have local ownership rather than the league owning the team, it can do nothing BUT instill confidence that if the fans come out & support the team, it will continue to be in Ottawa for years to come rather than an AMERICAN owner who would move it.


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