STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, May 31, 2016 — Steamboat Junior Hockey Club today announced the team has a nickname. The 1st ever junior hockey club in Steamboat will be known as the WRANGLERS.
“The response was overwhelming for the Name the team contest”, stated Marketing Director Corey Allen. The emails and posts we got from social media confirm that Steamboat is ready for junior hockey.
WRANGLERS the meaning: a person in charge of horses or other livestock on a ranch. A cowboy, especially one in charge of saddle horses.
I think this name really reflects the incredible passion people have for Ranching in the area but the overall country theme of the Steamboat Springs/Yampa Valley.
QUOTE from Steamboat Springs.net
In 1909, the railroad arrived, which sparked a boom for the commercial industry in Steamboat Springs. Ranching was the primary industry of the valley and the cattle ranchers turned the new railroad depot into one of the largest cattle shipping centers of the West. Consequently, the construction of the railroad silenced the Steamboat Spring’s chugging noise forever.
The winner of the name the team contest is local resident Kim Filler. Kim was the 1st to submit her suggestion thru Facebook and now will receive the 1st ever-autographed game jersey, 2 seasons tickets & will drop the ceremonial puck for the first junior game in Steamboat history.
Kim on why she chose the name Wranglers. "Steamboat is known for its western heritage, ranching traditions, rodeos and cowboy hats. Steamboat Wranglers sounded like a good name for a hockey team”.
The Wranglers will now work on the logo and website immediately and look forward to sharing with the community very soon.
Go Wranglers Go!
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