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THN.com's USHL and SPHL Logo Rankings

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In getting down to the lower minors, we encounter the question of how to rate teams in leagues with so few teams.

After all, technically they’re all top 10, because there’s only six of them. Are the Knoxville Ice Bears really that different from the Huntsville Havoc? The margins become much thinner here, but rank them we must.

As for the United States League, with 12 teams in the circuit, the top 10 becomes so crucial. Is it fair only two teams get the boot? Based on our judgment, it had to be done.

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 USHL and SPHL logos as part of our tournament to discover the fans' choice for the top logo in hockey.

THN's UNITED STATES LEAGUE LOGO RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Green Bay
Gamblers

A brand-new logo that just came in under the wire. The bobcat is a reference to an earlier Green Bay team, plus he has an ace up his sleeve (well, glove)!

2
Sioux Falls
Stampede
The original art style of the Stampede logo makes this one a winner.
3
Omaha
Lancers
Bright colors and a good-looking knight will take you far here.
4
Indiana
Ice
There really aren’t enough solid yetis in hockey.
5
Cedar Rapids
Roughriders
Bold colors, good rendering of the horse mascot and a cool name.
6
Sioux City
Musketeers
Gained steam as the panel debated once we noticed there is a musketeer quietly hiding in the green ‘M.’
7
Lincoln
Stars
It’s an original-looking star and the stick is a nice touch.
8
Waterloo
Black Hawks
Some panelists thought it looked a bit like a penguin, but this hawk wins points for not trying to be too trendy.
9
Chicago
Steel
True, it’s basically lettering, but the steel font looks cool.
10
Tri-City
Storm
Just squeaks into the top 10, more on the failings of others than anything else.
11
Des Moines
Buccaneers

As much as we love pirates, this is simply too generic.

12
Fargo
Force
For an expansion team, this certainly leaves something to be desired.

Click HERE to vote for your favorite USHL Logo.

THN's SOUTHERN PRO LEAGUE LOGO RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Fayetteville
FireAntz

It’s an original name and the stick on fire is a nice touch.
2
Huntsville
Havoc
This is one mean-looking red wolf and would definitely look good on hats and shirts.
3
Richmond
Renegades
The ‘R’ on the pirate’s hat was the logo of a previous incarnation of the team.
4
Columbus
Cottonmouths
Beware the fangs of Columbus. Neat colors, too.
5
Twin City
Cyclones
Perhaps the best cyclone/hurricane out there, but still a hard look to pull off.
6
Knoxville
Ice Bears
It’s a burly bear, for sure, but certainly falls into a template.

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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