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So I originally posted in requests looking for help on this project, and I'm still looking, but I figured I'd post what I have done so far.

 

I'm currently putting together a 144-team hockey league project for fun, and I'm looking for anybody who is interested in tackling some of the logo and uniform work. If you're not particularly good at logo stuff, feel free to contribute, and I'll clean up what you have. Basically, it is a rebirth of the WHA similar to the way soccer is done in Europe. There will be 3 main conferences each containing 8 six-team leagues all over the world. comment back or PM me if you're interested! This is an opportunity for established artists to take part in a fun project, and new ones to be involved in something cool to gain experience and exposure on the boards.

 

I'm looking for people interested in doing designs and some simple writing. I already have a system for rosters, so I'll handle that, but everything else is open!

 

Here's a list of the teams. The locations are set and the names in caps are set, but I'm open to names for the unnamed cities. Please include a simple explanation with each team as I want them all to have meaning. For European teams, European style team names work, and whatnot. You will be properly credited if you help in any way.

 
Teams in italic are already designed.
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
 
AFRICAN LEAGUE
DIE HAAIE KAAPSTAD (Cape Town)
DIE GOUE HOKKIEKLUB JOHANNESBURG (Golden H.C.)
MARRAKESH DUNES
LAGOS SUPER EAGLES HOCKEY CLUB
PHAROAH HOCKEY CLUB (Cairo, Egypt)
ADDIS ABABA LIONS
 
CENTRAL ASIAN LEAGUE
ZHER SILKINISI ALMATY
DUSHANBE FLAGS
T'AGAVORNERY YEREVAN
NEFTÇI BAKU
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
KABUL PULWARS
 
EAST ASIAN LEAGUE
HAECHI SEOUL
JEJU ISLANDERS
TOKYO SHOGUNS
OSAKA SUN
HONG KONG BAUHINIA
REDS HOCKEY CLUB OF BEIJING
 
MIDDLE EAST LEAGUE
HEBREW ICE HOCKEY CLUB TEL AVIV
DUBAI PALMS
ABU DHABI GAZELLES
ROYAL HOCKEY CLUB RIYADH
DOHA DJINN
FLAMINGOS HOCKEY CLUB AL-MANAMAH
 
NORTHERN ASIA LEAGUE
PODVODNYYE LODKI VLADIVOSTOK
Khabarovsk, Russia
Novosibirsk, Russia
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
ULAANBAATAR KHANS
 
OCEANA LEAGUE
Syndey, Australia
WELLINGTON KIWIS
BRISBANE BULLSHARKS
PORT MORESBY CASSOWARIES
Auckland, New Zealand
Melbourne, Australia
 
PACIFIC LEAGUE
TIKI HAWAI'I
Manila, Philippines
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Port Vila, Vanuatu
TAVEUNI H.C. FIJI
NOUMEA CALEDONIANS
 
SOUTHERN ASIAN LEAGUE
DELHI TROOPERS
MUMBAI TUSKS H.C.
HO CHI MINH CITY SAO
Bangkok, Thailand
KARACHI MAHARAJAS
PEMENANG JAKARTA
 
CENTRAL CONFERENCE
 
BALKAN LEAGUE
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Belgrade, Serbia
Zagreb, Croatia
Sofia, Bulgaria
ATHENS OLYMPIANS
Istanbul, Turkey
 
BRITISH ISLES LEAGUE
ROYAL DRAGOONS HOCKEY CLUB (London)
DREIGIAU COCH CLWB HOCI CARDIFF (Red Dragons)
INVERNESS HIGHLANDER HOCKEY CLUB
GREENS BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH CLUB HACA (Dublin Greens)
WEST BROMWICH GRIFFONS
MANCHESTER DEVILS
 
CENTRAL EUROPEAN LEAGUE
VĚŽE PRAHA HOKEJOVÝ KLUB
DIE ADLER KÖLN (Eagles)
BAYERN EISHOCKEY KLUB
BLESKY BRATISLAVA (Lightning)
DIE FESTUNG SALZBURG (Fortress)
LEGIONE ROMANA
 
EASTERN EUROPEAN LEAGUE
Kiev, Ukraine
Minsk, Belarus
KRUSTNESIS RIGA
Warsaw, Poland
Bucharest, Romania
MAGYAR JÉGKORONG CSAPAT
 
IBERIAN LEAGUE
Bordeaux, France
SANT JORDI CLUB DE HOCKEY BARCELONA
TOROS DE MADRID
Toulouse, France
MARITIMOS LISBON
MURCIELAGOS DE VALENCIA
 
RUSSIA WEST LEAGUE
MOSKVA VSADNIKI KHOKKEYNYY KLUB (Horsemen)
SVYATYYE SANKT-PETERBURG (Saints)
Omsk, Russia
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Kazan, Russia
Samara, Russia
 
SCANDANAVIAN LEAGUE
KRONOR STOCKHOLM
Helsinki, Finland
Gothenburg, Sweden
Espoo, Finland
OSLO VIKINGER
Copenhagen, Denmark
 
WESTERN EUROPEAN LEAGUE
HOCKEY CLUB DE MONS SAINTE-WAUDRU
HOCKEY CLUB DE ALSACE (Strasbourg, France)
LE CLUB DE HOCKEY DES COQS DE PARIS
ZUID-HOLLAND IJSHOCKEY CLUB (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
BERN BEARS
IJSHOCKEY CLUB XXX AMSTERDAM (not a porn reference, a reference to the flag)
 
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
 
AMERICA EAST LEAGUE
HARTFORD WHALERS
MICHIGAN STAGS
NEW YORK RAIDERS
BOSTON REBELS
Philadelphia, PA
Washington, DC
 
AMERICA SOUTH LEAGUE
HUNTSVILLE ASTROS
HOUSTON AEROS
ATLANTA FLAMES
Dallas, TX
JACKSONVILLE SURF
VIRGINIA COMMODORES
 
AMERICA WEST LEAGUE
MINNESOTA FIGHTING SAINTS
LOS ANGELES SHARKS
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEALS
CHICAGO COUGARS
INDIANAPOLIS RACERS
SEATTLE METROPOLITANS
 
CANADA EAST LEAGUE
TORONTO ST. PATS
QUEBEC NORDIQUES
MONTREAL MAROONS
OTTAWA CIVICS
HAMILTON TIGERS
HALIFAX MARINERS
 
CANADA WEST LEAGUE
VANCOUVER BLAZERS
WINNIPEG WARRIORS
EDMONTON BARONS
VICTORIA ARISTOCRATS
Saskatoon, SK
CALGARY COWBOYS
 
CARIBBEAN LEAGUE
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nassau, Bahamas
CONQUISTADORES SAN JUAN
Havana, Cuba
IBIS TRINIDAD
EXPLORADORES SANTO DOMINGO
 
CENTRAL AMERICAN LEAGUE
San Jose, Costa Rica
Belmopan, Belize
Guadalajara, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Panama City, Panama
 
SOUTH AMERICAN LEAGUE
SAO PAOLO BANDERIANTES
Bogota, Colombia
Montevideo, Uruguay
Cordoba, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lima, Peru

 

The first team up is H.C. Mons Sainte-Waudru...

 

 

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Their branding is explained in the graphic. In case you can't see it:

 

The H.C. Mons Sainte-Waudru logo is a simple shield logo featuring a famous statue of a monkey from the city of Mons set on top of the city flag. It is tradition for visitors to rub the monkey's head with the left hand for good luck. The city flag is again featured as the secondary logo.
 
The thick red and white chest, arm, and sock stripes represent the flag of the city of Mons. 
 
The striped red and white collars on the uniforms represent the striped ropes worn around the neck during the Doudou festival in Mons

 

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This looks like a very interesting series! I can't help design anything, but I could probably help with names and colors.

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This looks like a very interesting series! I can't help design anything, but I could probably help with names and colors.

That would be great! Any help is appreciated! My only thing is that I'd like the names to all have an interesting tie-in to the city.

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This looks like a very interesting series! I can't help design anything, but I could probably help with names and colors.

That would be great! Any help is appreciated! My only thing is that I'd like the names to all have an interesting tie-in to the city.

Looking at Dallas(the nearest team to me, 3 hours away, unless you add a team in OKC!), perhaps the Texas Reunions, in reference to the Reunion Tower downtown. Gives an interesting striping pattern opportunity.

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Next up is the Royal Hockey Club Riyadh, owned by the King of Saudi Arabia himself.

The Royal H.C. Riyadh roundel logo features the coat of arms of the House of Saud, who own the team and for whom the team is named. The name of the club is featured in Arabic and English and the colors are taken from the Saudi Arabian national coat of arms.
The simple but classic design of the uniforms reflects the long tradition of the royal family.
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Wow, that's a large project. I understand why you're asking for help because I've never actually completed a series I've started, it's tough. As for the designs, I really like them and the thought put into them. My only gripe is on Royal H.C. Riyadh concept, the green and blue colors don't stand out from each other enough when they're touching each other, on the home and alternate jerseys I could barely even tell there were 2 stripes there. Great start though, I look forward to seeing more.

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This looks like a very interesting series! I can't help design anything, but I could probably help with names and colors.

That would be great! Any help is appreciated! My only thing is that I'd like the names to all have an interesting tie-in to the city.

Looking at Dallas(the nearest team to me, 3 hours away, unless you add a team in OKC!), perhaps the Texas Reunions, in reference to the Reunion Tower downtown. Gives an interesting striping pattern opportunity.

That's a cool idea!

Finally for right now is The Royal Dragoons Hockey Club. (Internet is sketchy here in Afghanistan, so I'm putting these up quickly)

The Royal Dragoons Hockey Club logo is based on the cap pin worn by all of the members of the Royal Dragoons. It is a modern stylized version of a classic emblem.
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The uniform takes inspiration from the uniforms of the Royal Dragoons.
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The special blue uniforms reflect the uniforms of the 11th Hussars (the unit of the owner's grandfather). The Assistant Captains wear Sergeant chevrons. The team Captain wears the Captain rank on his shoulders. This same rank is used by the Royal Army.
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Amazing! I can't see anything wrong with the set.

Name idea: Ulaanbaatar Khans.

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Also, I created new templates just for this project including hockey versions of the Nike MachSpeed, and Adidas Tech Fit... Here's a closer look at Riyadh's tech fit uniform...

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Amazing! I can't see anything wrong with the set.

Name idea: Ulaanbaatar Khans.

DONE!

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Athens Olympians?

Philadelphia Bells?

Edmonton Barons?

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This is a massive project to do, but a great series none the less! I do have one thing, as you brought pretty much every original WHA team back EXCEPT the Fighting Saints. You definitely need to bring back the Minnesota Fighting Saints!

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This is a massive project to do, but a great series none the less! I do have one thing, as you brought pretty much every original WHA team back EXCEPT the Fighting Saints. You definitely need to bring back the Minnesota Fighting Saints!

Of course! not sure how I forgot that one. I'll update the OP.

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Would you prefer if I posted ideas in the other thread?

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Would you prefer if I posted ideas in the other thread?

That would probably be better. Great ideas though!

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I'm really excited for this project...

Am I allowed to draw up some ideas for Riga, Latvia? I used to live just south of there. I don't have a name yet, but colours could involve maroon, gold, and white.

I'm not the best at logo design, but I've been doing uniforms for years now...do you have a PNG of your template? If not, I have a multitude I could use.

Any team you want help with or want me to do, I'm available!

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I'm really excited for this project...

Am I allowed to draw up some ideas for Riga, Latvia? I used to live just south of there. I don't have a name yet, but colours could involve maroon, gold, and white.

I'm not the best at logo design, but I've been doing uniforms for years now...do you have a PNG of your template? If not, I have a multitude I could use.

Any team you want help with or want me to do, I'm available!

That would be great! What program will you be using? I can adapt my templates to whatever. I'll take all the help I can get!

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I'm really excited for this project...

Am I allowed to draw up some ideas for Riga, Latvia? I used to live just south of there. I don't have a name yet, but colours could involve maroon, gold, and white.

I'm not the best at logo design, but I've been doing uniforms for years now...do you have a PNG of your template? If not, I have a multitude I could use.

Any team you want help with or want me to do, I'm available!

That would be great! What program will you be using? I can adapt my templates to whatever. I'll take all the help I can get!
I'll do the logo in Illustrator and the uniforms in paint.net...

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From my GHA team, I recommend the name Brisbane Bullsharks. First off, the name has alliteration. Second off, sounds intimidating. And thirdly, I feel hearing Australian broadcasters say Bullsharks would be awesome.

This series seems to have a lot of ambition, but I am very excited for this to happen. The forum needs this series, as like a step in resurgence.

Also, are you exploring the possibility of using manufacturers other than Nike and Adidas, like Under Amour, Kappa, or New Balance?

And where did you find the goalie template?

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