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20 Hockey Teams With Bizarre Names

Lake Erie Monsters 560x218Sometimes, when you’re catching up on all the Scores running across the bottom of the screen on ESPN, you just have to wonder where some of those schools and towns came up with their names and mascots. Cleveland Browns? Sure, we all know it was the original owner’s last name, but if you’re new to the NFL, it could seem a little odd. Especially since their helmets and stripes are orange. The Boston Bruins? Yes, bears are a cool, beastly logo, but when’s the last time you heard of a bear meandering through Boston? The Utah Jazz? Yes, sure, they originally hung their uniforms in New Orleans where the ‘Jazz’ name actually makes sense, but again, just getting into the NBA: kind of a head-scratcher.

Well, there are a ton of these kinds of teams around the sporting world, so I figured I’d start this little series with some bizarrely-named junior hockey league teams. Yes, some of these are actually like AA and AAA, Semi-Pro, and Farm Teams, but for the sake of argument: they’re not NHL, so they’re junior. Anyway, check ’em out.

Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)


Odessa Jackalopes (CHL)

Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL)

Adirondack Phantoms (CHL)

Syracuse Crunch (AHL)

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Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)

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Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)

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Fayetteville FireAntz (SPHL)

Louisiana IceGators (SPHL)

Madison Ice Muskies (AAHL)

Detroit Hitmen (AAHL)

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Twin City Yeti (NEPHL)

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New England Pharaohs (NEPHL)


Thetford Mines Isothermic (LNAH)


Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

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Quesnel Millionaires (BCHL)

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Cumberland Grads (CJHL)

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Laval Rousseau Sports (QJAAAHL)

San Diego Gulls (WCHL)

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