STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Hockey Franchise Group, Inc. on Monday announced that the team is now officially the Stockton Thunder.
The team logo features Thor, who is a thunder god in Norse mythology, holding a hockey stick rather than his famous hammer. Thor sits above the verbiage “Stockton Thunder” which has a lightning bolt for the letter “N”. The team colors are gold, silver and black.
“We feel that that name Thunder represents power and strength and that it can be intimidating,” said Thunder owner Michael Reinsdorf. “That is exactly what we expect from our team … to be powerful, strong and to intimidate the opponent.”
The team received more than 2,000 entries in a “Name The Team” contest which was sponsored by the Stockton newspaper The Record, narrowing the list to six finalists – Brawlers, Fog, Skate, Spears, Stallions, and Thunder.
The grand prize winner in the “Name The Team” contest was 11-year-old Michelle Costa of Tracy, Calif., who will receive a signed jersey from the team and a pair of season tickets.