On Tuesday, the Premier Hockey Federation unveiled the name the ‘Montreal Force’ for the latest expansion team in the league. According to the league, the Force brand is maroon, black, and white, with a primary logo shaped letter ‘F’ as seen below.
Just under two months ago, the PHF officially announced their plan for a second Canadian expansion team, in Montreal. With a handful of impactful signings right off the bat, and plans to tour Quebec for their first home games, all the team needed to solidify was their name, logos, and jerseys and finally we have that.
“We wanted a powerful name to distinguish ourselves in this amazing hockey market and represent who we are across the women’s sports landscape,” said Kevin Raphaël, Team President. “We are a force, both on and off the ice, with strong and confident women who will showcase their strength in all facets from competition to community involvement. We are a family of difference makers and role models who will make our province proud.”
Like other PHF teams, the Force will have three uniform sets. One in maroon with white stripes, black with maroon stripes, and white with maroon stripes. However, each set will have a unique fleur-de-lis pattern.
The Force also announced that Montreal, Gatineau, Québec, Rimouski, Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Jérôme, and Sept-Îles are among the hosts in consideration for the 2022-23 season. Their primary training facility will be Centre 21.02, the first and only recognized High Performance Hockey Center for women athletes in Canada.
The PHF is set to announce their season schedule in early September. In addition they will announce French coverage of Force and other PHF games at the same time.