NWHL's 6th team entering 6th season gets name: Toronto Six

The Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Six is the magic number and name for the National Women’s Hockey League’s expansion franchise in Toronto.

The Toronto Six name and gold-colored maple leaf logo

were unveiled Tuesday by the NWHL, which is adding its

.

The name was the most popular in an internet poll conducted by the NWHL shortly after the U.S.-based league announced it was establishing its first team in Canada last month.

The gold represents southern Ontario’s so-called “Golden Horseshoe” region, which begins in Toronto and follows the curve of Lake Ontario in extending to Niagara Falls. The red color and maple leaf reflect Canada’s red-and-white flag.

“We wanted a bold, clean and modern brand for the team, for the game and for the city,” Six chairwoman Tyler Tumminia said.

Toronto joins the league's five teams, which are based in Boston; Monmouth Junction, New Jersey; Danbury, Connecticut; Buffalo, New York; and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The NWHL is scheduled to open its 2020-21 season in mid-November.

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