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Coast Hockey Announces New Team Name

June 17, 2009 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Mississippi Surge News Release

BILOXI, MS - After more than 3,500 names were submitted for consideration, Coast Hockey, LLC announced that the name of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) team playing at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum is the Mississippi Surge. The Surge will begin play in the SPHL in October of 2009.

Surge General Manager and Head Coach Steffon Walby says that "With the resurgence of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the power that we have as a community, we feel that this name matches our strength and courage."

Eighty seven fans suggested the name and the team randomly selected Pascagoula native Frank Corder to receive two free Surge season tickets for the 2009-2010 season.

The Surge also introduced the team logo and colors. Mississippi Surge President Bill Yates explains, "We feel that the logo is a great representation of the electricity our fans will experience during our games." He adds, "The blue, gold and metallic colors are bold and powerful which is what Surge Hockey is all about."

In addition to the team name, logo and colors, the team introduced as its' website. Fans can also get news about the team on and

Mississippi Surge season tickets can be reserved with only a $25 deposit. Also, Mississippi Surge merchandise is available at the team's office located inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. More information can be found at

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