Last night, the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, ending the Lightning’s quest for a third straight Stanley Cup while also winning their franchise’s third Stanley Cup overall (and winning for the second time at Florida State).
This season marked the first with a new Stanley Cup Playoff logo system, a new design from the talented minds at Fanbrandz that incorporated a hyper-detailed version of the Stanley Cup into a championship banner-shaped shield with a font inspired by the origins of both the National Hockey League League as well as the cup itself (Check out this post to get the full story on the details behind the logo).
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With the new logo system came a new Stanley Cup Champions logo template, the Avs clincher gave the world its first glimpse last night of the latest style likely to be used for the champions of the next decade (in other words, if you think that If your team is going to win a trophy in the next ten years, this will be the logo they use, if they do, change the year and trade in your team’s logo – sorry for the spoiler alert)
Let’s take a look at the logo of the Colorado Avalanche 2022 Stanley Cup Champion:
As you can see, it’s the usual Logo of this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs replaced with the word “Champions” and replaced the NHL shield with the Colorado Avalanche logo. A bit of a disappointment on my part is that the color of the shield behind the trophy stayed black for this logo instead of being recolored to match the winning team’s branding; the new logo made this possible further each team’s playoff design – but not the championship logo. And yes, this was the same for each team’s potential 2022 championship logo, regardless of how much (or no) black was included in their usual color scheme.
Here’s the same logo above when applied to a dark or colored background (this is where we can mix some Avalanche colors into things):
The only real change here, aside from the background, is the color used for “CHAMPIONS” and the trademark symbol, which have been changed from black to white to show up better on the darker background.
As usual, the white version of this logo is the same as the transparent version shown earlier in this post:
A number of secondary marks also accompany this championship, and oddly enough, at least one of them changes the shield’s background color from black to Avs burgundy (although this eliminates the cup from the design). At the same time, the other brings back the cup and the black.
And the same on a colored background:
I like the simplicity of that first secondary logo, the no-nonsense, the team, the banner, they’re the champions… but there has to be a trophy in there somewhere.
LINK: Over 100 Years of Stanley Cup Champions and Their Logos
The final 2022 Stanley Cup Championship logo is the Wordmark design, which is (essentially) a horizontal, stretched version of what we just saw, suitable for tight, wide spaces or, say, a ribbon in an arena.
That On-Ice gear worn by the Avs following their win over the Bolts, this year provided by Fanatics was a little more minimal than previous years. It wasn’t much more than the Cup Champions logos on a dark gray t-shirt and light gray trucker hat (stop making trucker hats a trend).
I won’t lie; It’s not my favorite design for dressing rooms. When I first saw the photos, I had to double-check to make sure I was looking at the official locker room celebrations on the ice and not the mislabeled retail-only styles.
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Congratulations to the Colorado Avalanche on winning the 2022 Stanley Cup!