Seattle Battle Hockey Club has the ability to build upon established ice hockey in the Seattle area in its own supportive ways, growing the game regionally and on the west coast of the United States. The current team, the Seattle Thunderbirds, are in the modern WHL, and based in Kent, Washington. Chief Si’ahl (Seattle) saw the thunderbird on his vision quest, which is understood to be a reason the WHL Seattle Breakers were re-named the Thunderbirds in 1985.
The 1856 Battle of Seattle is the City of Seattle’s origin history. To support history and knowledge, it is possible to distill ten team names of Seattle’s past in ice hockey, for a new team name and word heard already so much in ice hockey broadcasts: 'Battle' can connect society in modern times.
The two most notable eras were with the Seattle Metropolitans’ Stanley Cup in 1917, the first for an American city, and the Seattle Totems, nearly becoming the NHL entrance for Seattle in 1974, but lasting until 1975 instead. "Battle" is a word heard within hockey broadcasts numerous times today: there is a "battle on the boards," or "battle for the puck."
In the international sport of hockey, the work has potential to broaden the base of hockey fans anywhere.
As the initial designer on Seattle Battle Hockey Club beginning in 2013, I suggest that the artwork be broadened to particularly involve Native American artists who desire to be involved in its conceptual focus for ice hockey. Finding this contribution to the project could assist in managing unofficial works from damaging the spirit of the identity begun in 2013.
Additionally, goaltenders wear designed headgear, varying throughout a season. Seattle Battle can be kept fresh over time in the region by presenting Native artists and their new artwork throughout the seasons and years.