Coast hockey team has name and logo

Published 6:00 am Thursday, June 18, 2009

BILOXI — “Mississippi Surge” has been selected as the name for the Coast Hockey LLC Southern Professional Hockey League team playing at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, the team said Wednesday. The team will begin play in October.

“With the resurgence of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the power that we have as a community, we feel that this name matches our strength and courage,” said Steffon Walby, Surge general manager and head coach.

The team also introduced its logo and colors, a thunderbolt motif in blue and gold.

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“We feel that the logo is a great representation of the electricity our fans will experience during our games,” said team president Bill Yates. “The blue, gold and metallic colors are bold and powerful which is what Surge Hockey is all about.”