Aug 13, 2012

Spartans Need Help In Renaming Hockey's Student Section

By Sean Gagnier

They call themselves "The Slapshots," they pile into the rink well before the rest of the crowd and lead the entire stadium in spirited cheers and jeers; they are the Michigan State hockey student section and they are getting a new name.

Under head coach Tom Anastos the Spartans hockey team has undergone a bit of a brand transformation and a search for a new identity. This season the Spartans will have a new set of uniforms, including a complete set for the Great Lakes Invitational that will be held outdoors at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit in January.

Coach Anastos said that he believes renaming the student section will bring in a new freshness to the team and help contribute to the groundswell of support that he expects from the Spartan faithful.

With Coach Anastos and the Student Alumni Foundation, which organizes the student section, both on board with the idea of a rename, they are asking for suggestions, and will be taking those suggestions until Aug. 26, at which point they will compile the names and select the top three to be voted on by the fans.

Have an idea of what the hockey student section should be called? Let them know right here.

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