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Potential CFL Halifax Names

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I'm still not convinced that the team will ever happen, especially considering it's a pair of former Arizona Coyotes owners who are involved, but they are starting up a ticket drive and a name the team contest, with the name to be revealed Nov. 23 during the Grey Cup.  Some of the potential names include the Atlantic Admirals, Convoy, Storm, and Schooners.

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"Atlantic Storm"? That's not a sports team, that's a lifestyle brand. I'd go with something Halifax over "Atlantic," which looks stupid alongside other location names because it's an adjective and not a noun. The old AHL Halifax Citadels was a perfect name, but likely out of play. "Halifax Maritimers" gets around feeling like PEI is left out but it's a mouthful. "Privateers" just says we're out of all the other pirate words. Taking the good old Schooners out of mothballs might be the best bet after all.

 

Off-the-wall idea: on the heels of the Ottawa Redblacks, where we're just taking two words and car-crashing them together, what about the Halifax Newscots?

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I'm actually thinking that the temporary stadium for the CPL's Halifax Wanderers could/will become a larger more permanent thing with this coming into play. 

 

To the point about the name: I mean, is there any other name than Atlantic Schooners? For us CFL fans it's totally been one of those quirky things (one of many) that's just too good to pass on

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275px-HFX_Wanderers_FC_logo.png

 

Wow, that's really good! Bridge to Dartmouth, the Gaelic motto (I dunno what it means but I know a "aigh" when I see it), Citadel Hill, no one's topping that.

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I think they have to use Halifax or Nova Scotia in the name if they want local governments to chip in towards a stadium or whatever. 

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Highlanders?

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20 minutes ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

Highlanders?

THE LAND'S NOT HIGH!

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

Wow, that's really good! Bridge to Dartmouth, the Gaelic motto (I dunno what it means but I know a "aigh" when I see it), Citadel Hill, no one's topping that.

 

Agreed. It's a terrific logo. Incidentally, the Scottish Gaelic motto translates to "Our harbour, our home, our soul."

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They should be the Halifax Dreadhawks. That’s just me though 

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23 minutes ago, Raptorman415 said:

They should be the Halifax Dreadhawks. That’s just me though 

DONTYOUF-CKINGLOOKATME

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Quebec Citadelles. Oh pardon me, wrong city. 

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5 hours ago, the admiral said:

Off-the-wall idea: on the heels of the Ottawa Redblacks, where we're just taking two words and car-crashing them together, what about the Halifax Newscots?

 

Goooooo News Cots!

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Nova Scotia Voyagers. BC and Saskatchewan are in the West so it would be great to have a team in the East with a provincial identity. 

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I don't know if it actually holds as much value as the owners/CFL seem to think it does but they are going with Atlantic or something regional, I'm sure of that. I mean, the ownership group is called Maritime Football, all signs seem to point to a regional name. They want to appeal to more than just Halifax/Nova Scotia.

 

Personally i'm sure that if they used Halifax or Nova Scotia, that wouldn't really change things but that seems to be the belief. 

 

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Wasn’t there already a team, or an usused logo for Atlantic schooners? Like in the 90s?

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2 minutes ago, BellaSpurs said:

Looks alright, why not just use this for expansion?

Not sure who owns that logo? 

 

I'd say it could be cleaned up and they should consider different colours (too close to Winnipeg IMO) but yeah, they sure have a starting point at the very least there. 

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I like Atlantic Admirals. Has a nice ring to it. Nice to see balanced divisions.

 

West

BC Lions

Edmonton Eskimos

Calgary Cowboys

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Saskatchewan RoughRiders

 

East

Atlantic Admirals

Montreal Alouettes

Toronto Argonauts

Ottawa RedBlacks

Hamilton Tiger Cats

 

 

 

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I made a comment earlier in this thread about a stadium at the site of the Wanderers grounds. Looks like I was off on that.

 

I completely missed that Halifax regional council voted to complete a review of a  for a 24,000-seat facility to be built at Shannon Park.

 

https://www.thespec.com/sports-story/9001410-for-halifax-s-cfl-expansion-bid-stadium-a-very-critical-part-ambrosie/

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