The Waterloo Black Hawks began a weeks’ worth of announcements related to the community’s 50th Thanksgiving hockey game by revealing a special logo for the event on Monday.
The image centers on a turkey with a quizzical look, peering over bold text noting the “50th Thanksgiving Day Game.” The logo also includes crossed hockey sticks and the familiar Black Hawks emblem. The team will not be wearing the Thanksgiving logo during the matchup on November 26th against the Dubuque Fighting Saints, but it will appear in several places leading up to and during the game.
“Thanksgiving is obviously a family holiday, and the cartoon turkey in this logo represents that sense of family fun,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene. “From Tommy Hawk on the ice at intermission, to the contests and activities on the video board, to the excitement of the game, we are always looking to enhance the fan experience, with an eye toward things families will enjoy, whether that is on Thanksgiving or during any other home game throughout the year.”
Fans who would like to celebrate the 50th Thanksgiving game can order a short- or long-sleeve t-shirt with the logo now through waterlooblackhawks.com. The white cotton t-shirts are available in adult sizes from small to 3XL. Orders will be accepted through Monday, November 16th and available for pickup or shipping beginning Thanksgiving week. Shirts will only be available through this pre-order process (links below); the Black Hawks do not anticipate having any in stock on Thanksgiving night. The short-sleeve edition is available for $19; the long-sleeve style is $23.
The Black Hawks will make another announcement related to the 50th Thanksgiving game tomorrow and each day this week. The 2020/21 schedule begins November 6th with a game against the Omaha Lancers. Tickets go on sale for that contest on November 2nd.