Sunday, November 25, 2007

ECHL Tourney Starts Monday!

Just wanted to congratulate the Moose on their win one more time. But just because we're finished with the AHL, by no means are we finished with this blog. We've still got dozens of minor leagues to cover. And as promised, the ECHL will be next!

Beginning Monday you'll be able to start casting votes toward determining the ECHL's best logo. The new bracket can now be found in the sidebar, so I'll take this moment to briefly explain it. As always, the combinations were determined completely at random (thanks,

Like the AHL tournament, since we have an odd number teams, we'll have to do a preliminary round. As far as differences, since there are 16 teams in one conference and 9 in the other, I had to randomize each side of the bracket just to even things out. Also worth noting is the fact that the first logo from each side to advance to the third round will get an automatic bye to the fourth round. That's just the way it had to be.

If you've got any questions about the bracket, feel free to leave them in the comments area or email me.

So, look for the first poll to be posted tomorrow at some point. It'll be the Columbia Inferno and Cincinnati Cyclones.

Best AHL Logo: Manitoba Moose!


Congratulations go out to the Manitoba Moose logo this morning for being named by the voters here at ToHL as the best in the American Hockey League! So in case you were ever wondering which AHL logo was the best, wonder no more!

The Moose finished the final poll with a whopping 61% of the nearly 2,500 votes. No other poll in this tournament even came close to that number of votes, by the way. Just goes to show everyone wants to be part of determining the winner.

Over 23,000 votes were cast in this tournament on the way to determining the champion. So as always, my biggest thanks go out to everyone who cast a vote. You guys are the reason I do this.

Moose fans, enjoy your bragging rights!

But it's not over here. We'll be determining the best logo in the ECHL next. So stay tuned for that. I should have a bracket and first-round schedule up soon.