Great Lakes University Hockey Challenge unveils logo


The Kincardine Independent is proud to unveil the official logo of the CIS Great Lakes Hockey Challenge.

The Canadian University women’s hockey tournament will take place at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, and feature some of the country’s premier female players from the University of Regina, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Guelph and York University.

To come up with a unique logo to symbolize the Kincardine event, organizers turned to Dave Baker, a graphic artist at Presto-Crest in Kincardine.

“I couldn’t be happier with the mark,” said Josh Howald. “We needed a classy, professional looking design to signify the importance of the event and bounced a few ideas of Dave (Baker). I liked every one he came back with, but this one stood above the rest.”

The logo, seen here, features a puck with a silhouette of the Great Lakes, as well as the Kincardine Lighthouse in front of a Maple Leaf.

“I wanted it to have the same feel as a big NCAA tournament, while encompassing the Maple Leaf – a common symbol to all Team Canada jerseys,” said Baker. “The puck and its graphic silhouette represent both out region of Canada and the speed of the game.”

The lighthouse proudly represents Kincardine, and is similar to the one found in the Kincardine Independent’s logo, as well on the jersey of the Kincardine OldStars.

The tournament is now actively looking for corporate sponsors to help cover the costs, as well as volunteers. Anyone interested can contact Howald at or 226-930-0311 - or Derrick Burrows at 519-396-4420.

The Independent will release more tournament information as details emerge.