11-Year-Old Helps Name Newest ECHL Team

By Debi Springer
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – In an attempt to occupy his son’s time, Brian Hudson of Bradenton recently suggested a creative project for 11-year-old Mitchell.

Why not enter a contest to draw a logo for the new minor league hockey team in Lakewood Ranch? Hudson suggested.

“I thought this would keep him busy for at least the weekend,” Hudson said.

Not quite. Mitchell left the dinner table that night back in September and 15 minutes later showed his parents his logo: a swordfish with a hockey stick as a sword hitting a hockey puck.

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