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  1. 4 hours ago, the admiral said:

    Didn't the Gatineau Olympiques go by Hull until the name change? Wouldn't this team have done the same? Would there be any conflict here with the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs of about the same time?

     

    They did, however, since this team directly has to do with the river itself, they went with Gatineau. As for the Draveurs, it's such a normal part of Quebecois culture that it would be like using Cowboys in the Southwestern US...

     

    Up next we finish out the project with the Granby Tigers (Les Tigres de Granby). Thanks for following along!

     

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  2. Ice Hockey was the bomb! 

     

    Up next we have the Gatineau Raftsmen (Les Draveurs de Gatineau). The logo is made up of crossed oars with hockey sticks on the end under a gothic letter G. Although in 1989, the area was known as Hull, the arena is right on the Gatineau river.

     

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  3. Thanks guys! For the Nintendo characters I used an NES color map, so some of the colors will be delightfully off...

     

    Up next are the Sept-Iles Islanders (Les Insulaires de Sept-Îles) and their simple crimson and gold look.

     

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    I'm back with a project I've been working on since my job in Michigan has been shut down. I was looking through old things in my garage and happened upon a particular Nintendo game. Before the NHL licensed video games, the LHMQ (Quebec Major Hockey League*) owned the market on hockey games. Here's a look at part of the manual of that game where they break down each of the teams...

     

    Up first are the Alma Sparks (Les Étincelles d'Alma) named after the major hydroelectric industry in the area...

     

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    *fictional

  5. 3 hours ago, NiagaraConcepts said:

    really cool vibe on Legio Castro Regina

    is Nuremberg next?

    Thanks, our last one is actually Baureuth...

     

    Walküre Bayreuth

    Location: Bayreuth

    Name Translation: Bayreuth Valkyries

    Sponsor: Stäubli

     

    For Bayreuth, my music nerd is showing. Bayreuth is famous for being the home of the composer Richard Wagner, whose most recognizable piece is ride of the Valkyries ("Kill the Rabbit"). The logo uses a strong Germanic letter with a Valkyrie wing.

     

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  6. 9 hours ago, sparky chewbarky said:

    Your goalie illustrations are great...in fact, the whole thread's got a nice feel to it.

    I hafta ask...are the goalie names of any significance?

     

    Not really. Just used a random name generator to make a more realistic looking product.

  7. Up next is something a little different... 

     

    Legio Castra Regia

    Location: Regensburg

    Name Translation: Castra Regia Legion

    Sponsor: Osram

     

    For Regensburg, I decided to go with the ancient Roman name of Castra Regina which was built for the Legio III in 179 AD. They also get their team name from the Legion.

     

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  8. 27 minutes ago, TheHealthiestScratch said:

    I like the project! It’s always nice seeing your work around here. I think the goalie template is an upgrade on the idea that you had when presenting the college teams in your previous series.

     

    Thanks! Each goalie is hand drawn. I had 8 hours on a plane recently. 

  9. Next we go up to Ingolstadt for the Monster...

     

    Monster Ingolstadt

    Location: Ingolstadt

    Name Translation: Ingolstadt Monsters

    Sponsor: Audi

     

    For Ingolstadt, I went with a very traditional look using the colors from the city's coat of arms. The team gets their name from both the monster on the coat of arms and the fact that Ingolstadt was the setting for Frankenstein by Mary Shelly where Victor Frankenstein created his monster.

     

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  10. 2 hours ago, sparky chewbarky said:

    LOVE the heraldic feel to both of these concepts, JCR!

    The Munich Monks sweater is really striking.

    Would like to see Vegas Knights do something similar with an alt, using a big, bold heraldic pattern.

    Nice little project. Looking forward to the rest.👍

     

    Thanks! It's been a lot of fun!

     

    Up next we head a little further north and west for Augsburg:

     

    Steinmänner Augsburg

    Location: Augsburg

    Name Translation: Ausgburg Stone Men

    Sponsor: KUKA

     

    For Augsburg, I used the the Stony Man, a life-sized stone figure on the eastern Augsburg city wall, as the basis for the team's name. It is considered good luck to touch the statue's nose. The colors and main logo come from the city coat of arms. 

     

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  11. 9 hours ago, NiagaraConcepts said:

    those uniforms of bergsteiger are amazing!

    Thanks!

     

    Next we travel a little further north for Munich. 

     

    Mönche München

    Location: Munich

    Name Translation: Munich Monks

    Sponsor: Siemens

     

    For Munich, I decided to use the monk from the city coat of arms as the basis for their branding.

     

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  12. The year is 1989, and we find ourselves in Bavaria for this next small project. I've created a six team hockey league, each team with local sponsors (using the name and logo of the time) and a light home and dark road uniform. I decided not to go overboard with the sponsors, but to use team colors for them.

     

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    Up first, we will take a look at Bergsteiger Garmisch:

     

    Bergsteiger Garmisch

    Location: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    Name Translation: Garmisch Mountaineers

    Sponsor: BMW

     

    For Garmisch, I decided to use the Bergsteiger moniker since the area is a major ski resort in the Alps with the famous Zugspitze mountain used as a striping design. The logo comes from the coat of arms of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

     

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  13. Up next we head out west for the Arizona Tech Coyotes whose overwhelming success in basketball lands them at #6 on our list.

     

     

    Arizona Institute of Technology

    Location: Holbrook, Arizona
    Type: Public University
    Founded: 1931

    Conference: Frontier Conference

    Basketball National Championships: 4 1989, 2006, 2010, 2011

    Basketball National Championship Runners-Up: 2 1988, 1992

    Final Four Appearances: 7 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2018

     

    Dynasty Ranking: #6

     

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  14. On 12/11/2019 at 2:06 AM, ZEGH82 said:

    So glad this series is back, really excited to see all the non-football schools too!

     

    Also, are all the conferences the same outside of football? Like, are there new ones?

    Once we get through the top 10, I will be doing a special post on the conferences, so stay tuned. 

     

    Up next we head to the plains where the Olathe Cardinals with their unique triple red color scheme run the show. 

     

     

    Olathe University

    Location: Olathe, Kansas
    Type: Private University
    Founded: 1919

    Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian

    Conference: Frontier Conference (Football, Baseball, Basketball), Greater American Hockey Association (Hockey)

    Football National Championships: 4 1972, 2004, 2009, 2015

    Football National Championship Runner-Up: 2 2011, 2012

    Hockey National Championships: 1 2011

    Frozen Four Appearances: 2 1999, 2011

     

    Dynasty Ranking: #5

     

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  15. Up next is the most successful private university in the NCAA Super Series, Lumen Christi. With a national championship in basketball and hockey and two in football, the Golden Knights are a premiere athletic program representing a prestigious Catholic school.

     

     

    Universitas Lumen Christi

    Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
    Type: Private University

    Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
    Founded: 1924

    Conference: Mid Western Athletic Conference

    Football National Championships: 2 1989, 2001

    Football National Championship Runner-Up: 1 2004

    Hockey National Championships: 1 1998

    Hockey National Championship Runners-Up: 1 1989

    Frozen Four Appearances: 5 1989, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2011

    Basketball National Championships: 1 2018

    Basketball National Championship Runners-Up: 2 2010, 2011

    Final Four Appearances: 3 2010, 2011, 2018

     

    Dynasty Ranking: #4

     

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