Kansas City Scouts Reveal Logo
June 23, 2020 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) News Release
The Kansas City Scouts of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) have revealed their new official logo. Back on May 11, 2020, the team announced its new name after relocating from Topeka to Kansas City.
Kansas City was awarded an NHL franchise on June 8, 1972, and Hy-Vee Arena (formerly Kemper Arena) was constructed to host the team's home games. After the team's departure in 1976, Kansas City had been the home of several minor league ice hockey teams through the years: the Kansas City Blades from 1990-2001 and the Kansas City Mavericks - who began operation in 2009 as the Missouri Mavericks.
The original Scouts team was 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 colors and striping patterns to that of the original team's while establishing their own brand identity.
"As a franchise member of the NAHL, we are so pleased to revisit a moment in the history of hockey in Kansas City by being able to bring back the Scouts brand to this franchise and this community," said Lamar Hunt Jr., Team Owner and Governor. "Merging a brand from the past - and we thank the NHL for their accommodation - with a Junior Level hockey experience, never before witnessed in Kansas City, solidifies our vision of a hockey eco-system from youth to junior to minor professional hockey," continued Hunt.
"We are extremely excited to bring the NAHL brand of hockey to Kansas City. These players are elite athletes who have high aspirations of playing for NCAA Division 1 schools and ultimately the NHL. Our players will be heavily involved in the community as well. They will be taking part in reading initiatives at local schools as well as helping grow the game of hockey in the area," said the Scouts' Head Coach and General Manager, Simon Watson. "We look forward to providing an environment for each player to reach their potential while acting as model members of the Kansas City hockey community," added Watson.
In addition to reading initiatives, Scouts players and staff will be heavily involved in attending camps, clinics, and practices of the Kansas City Youth Hockey Association (KCYHA). The KCYHA is made up of over 1200 players, many of which play out of KCIC with the Kansas City Stars Youth program.
"For die-hard fans and for the future growth of the sport, hockey has never had it so good in Kansas City. We want to give a special thanks to the Kansas City Ice Center and Pavilion for their willingness to take us in their venue for our games and practices, and we look forward to making many new friends as we build the faces and names of the Kansas City Scouts for this upcoming season," added Hunt. "We have all had enough of sitting on the couch, let's get together and celebrate these moments of sports competition, new friends, and awesome conversations and hopefully some great memories."
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