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THN.com's ECAC, WCHA and AHA Logo Rankings

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Even though it isn’t the best conference talent-wise, Atlantic Hockey provided the panel with some of our favorite emblems in the search. There were many strong contenders to deal with and the ranking was not easy.

For a conference in which many of the teams are from Ivy League schools, subtlety clearly rules the day in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. This makes for very proud and understated emblems, but unfortunately, also very boring ones at the same time. Some teams have embraced the world of logos (Cornell, Quinnipiac) and were dutifully rewarded. Others, which relied on a single letter, were generally relegated to a big, soggy middle.

As for the Western Collegiate Association, this powerhouse conference also had some of the most pro emblems. A high standard was set, which was bad news for those who hadn’t brought their ‘A’ game.

Over the month of August, THN will rank the logos of 16 North American leagues. Click HERE to go to THN's Logo Rankings Central page and click HERE to vote for your top AHA, WCHA and ECAC logos as part of our tournament to discover the fans' choice for the top logo in hockey.

THN's ATLANTIC HOCKEY ASSOCIATION LOGO RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

American International
Yellow Jackets

He’s mean, he’s muscular and he’s ready for a faceoff.
2
Army
Black Knights
It’s everything the Army wants to project, even if we do miss the donkey a bit.
3
Bentley
Falcons
Something about the blue and gold falcon carrying a lightning bolt really spoke to us.
4
RIT
Tigers
Not the most accurate-looking tiger in the world, but a super-cool mascot nonetheless.
5
Holy Cross
Crusaders
Powerful and menacing, with some nice purple to go along with it.
6
Canisius
Golden Griffins
A pretty good griffin who definitely has the ‘golden’ part covered.
7
Connecticut
Huskies
More known for college basketball, this puppy’s a bit too happy-go-lucky for hockey.
8
Air Force
Falcons
Damaged in recent years by the similarities to Abercrombie & Fitch.
9
Sacred Heart
Pioneers
Every school has a crest; we want a logo as well.
10
Mercyhurst
Lakers
Not a lot of creativity to be found here.

Click HERE to vote for your favorite AHA logo. 

THN's WESTERN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION LOGO RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Minnesota
Golden Gophers

The ‘M’ that looks like an upside-down ‘W’ (does that make sense?) proves simplicity can stand the test of time.
2
Alaska-Anchorage
Sea Wolves
Using the Native-style art is a nice unique touch to this emblem.
3
MSU-Mankato
Mavericks
There’s something about this big, purple bull we really fell in love with.
4
North Dakota
Fighting Sioux
It may be the reason North Dakota won’t host an NCAA event for the next century, but they take pride in their Sioux in Grand Forks.
5
Wisconsin
Badgers
Gotta respect the ‘W.’
6
St.Cloud State
Huskies
A clever little twist on the classic Montreal Canadiens crest.
7
Denver
Pioneers
If your name is the Pioneers, why is your logo a hawk?
8
Michigan Tech
Huskies
The triangle is neat, but that’s not a very intimidating dog.
9
Minnesota-Duluth
Bulldogs
Bulldogs is a competitive category and UMD doesn’t break any new ground.
10
Colorado College
Tigers
True, they’re one of the oldest teams in the NCAA and their logo reflects it, but it’s not the best tiger in the world.

Click HERE to vote for your favorite WCHA logo.

THN's ECAC LOGO RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Cornell
Big Red

All the elements are here; an iconic ‘C,’ an intimidating bear and the foresight to have the bear use the ‘C’ as a tree to swat from.
2
Quinnipiac
Bobcats
Not only is the bobcat cool, but its swiping paw forms the bottom of the ‘Q.’ That’s really great.
3
Yale
Bulldogs
An oldie but a goodie. Yale’s bulldog has an original look to it and the 'Y' looks great in the background.
4
Brown
Bears
A solid bear, plus bonus points for having it envelop the lettering.
5
Clarkson
Golden Knights
Rivals the OHL’s London knight in regality. Once again, green and gold works.
6
Princeton
Tigers
The bold ‘P’ fits in with the rest of the conference; the tiger striping sets it apart.
7
Harvard
Crimson
When you’re a venerable old school such as Harvard, a crimson shield is the understated way to go.
8
Dartmouth
Big Green
A big green ‘D’ pretty much hits it right on the nose, doesn’t it?
9

Union
Skating Dutchmen

The big ‘U’ is bold, but couldn’t any University use it?
10
Colgate
Raiders
Lettering is popular in the ECAC, but we want more.
11
St. Lawrence
Saints
Yeah, it looks cool – but that’s because the St. Louis Cardinals made it famous.
12
RPI
Engineers
The puck with an engineer’s helmet may be a vaunted figure at RPI, but not here.

Over the next two months, THN.com will leave the voting on the best logos up to you, the reader. To vote for your favorite, click HERE.

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