NEW JANESVILLE HOCKEY TEAM ANNOUNCES NAME AND UNVEILS LOGO
THE JANESVILLE JETS ARE READY FOR TAKE-OFF
Date: Jun 05, 2009
Janesville, WI - It's official!! The Janesville Jets is the name of the North American Hockey League's (NAHL) newest team. The name and the team's logo were unveiled at a news conference Friday morning June 5th at the site of the hockey team's home playing facility, the Janesville Ice Rink.
Over 200 submissions were entered in the first phase of the team's naming contest. In the second phase, 1,050 votes were registered choosing from the top five names from the first phase, which were the Janesville Jackals, Jaguars, Jayhawks, Jets, and Juggernauts. The Janesville Jets received 373 votes, or 36% of the vote. The second-place name was the Jackals with 199 votes, or 19% of the vote, followed by the Juggernauts (193 votes/18%), the Jaguars (189 votes/18%), and then the Jayhawks (95 votes/9%).
The Janesville Jets also announced that Deb Vesling, who lives and works in Sun Prairie, was the winner of the "Name the Team" promotion. Deb, along with seven other people, submitted the Jets name in the first round. Deb was chosen randomly amongst the eight submitters, and will receive four complimentary season tickets, a team jersey signed by the inaugural players, and the opportunity to drop the ceremonial puck at the first home game. The other individuals who also entered the final name in the first phase will receive a pair of season tickets and invited to a special ceremony at the Janesville Jets first home game.
"Our whole organization is very excited regarding today's announcement of the Janesville Jets team name and the logo unveiling," stated Bill McCoshen, the team's president and managing partner of Wisconsin Hockey Partners, the franchise ownership group. "We have made a commitment to Janesville and look forward to bringing exciting and affordable entertainment to the area citizens."
The Janesville Jets logo was designed as part of a collaborative effort. The initial design was conceptualized by Tony DiNicola, a Janesville Gazette designer, and then graphically edited by Christy Kapellen, a senior graphic designer at Print Max in Milton, WI.