Horvat on Hand for Canucks Ceremony, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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Jun 27, 2022 | ALLIANCE Hockey | 1141 views
Horvat on Hand for Canucks Ceremony
Just like old times...

On Sunday, June 26th the Elgin Middlesex Canucks officially unveiled their new name and logo along with the help of Association grad and current Vancouver Canucks Captain, Bo Horvat.
Horvat was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to reveal a version of the new Canucks Jersey. 

EMC Rebrand
Following a request from the Municipality and the OHRC in 2021 to change the 'Chiefs' name, the EMC Board initiated a contest with their membership looking for a new name. "We wanted something authentic and unique to our area and wanted our membership to drive our decision.  
As far as our minor hockey association's history, we were hoping to keep the 'EMC' moniker, and our association colours of orange, black and white, " noted, EMC President Karen daSilva.   
"When we started looking at the entries, we saw some great ideas!  We loved the Philadelphia Flyers jersey style and the Canucks name and logo, that a few members submitted. We made a few modifications to make the logo more our own, we think it looks clean and slick. The new name and logo also happen to pay tribute to two of Elgin's favourite and most famous alumni, Bo Horvat and Travis Konecny."
Also attending Sunday's ceremony were ALLIANCE Hockey President Larry Moreland and Region 3 Vice-President, Keith Woods.  "It was an exciting moment for us to be included in the EMC rebrand and to stand alongside Bo Horvat who introduced the new Canuck jersey and logo," said President Moreland. "We recognize the decision Elgin Middlesex made to rebrand and fully support it. Congratulations on a great ceremony and thank you to Bo for creating a special memory for the new Canucks!"  

About the Elgin Middlesex Canucks
The Elgin Middlesex Canucks organization has evolved from one "AAA" Midget showcase team that was formed in the 1992-1993 season to eight "AAA" hockey teams competing within the Pavilion League of the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario.
Currently, the organization supports teams from U10 to U18. The association provides opportunities for players from Elgin and Middlesex Counties to compete at the highest level of minor hockey available in Ontario.
The Canucks webpage has more information highlighting the organization's accomplishments and OHL Draftees.

About Bo Horvat
Bowie William Horvat (born April 5, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockeycentre and captain of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He was selected ninth overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. During his junior career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), he won the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as playoff MVP in 2013, as well as two J. Ross Robertson Cup titles with the London Knights. Internationally, he has played for Team Canada at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (under-18), 2014 IIHF U20 Championships and the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

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