North Sound SeaWolves owner/coach Alex Silva was very happy with the response from an online voting contest the soccer team held to pick its new logo.
More than 1,400 votes were received and 90 percent picked the eventual winner, which depicts a pair of wolves with fish tails intertwined cupp
ing a soccer ball. The old logo featured an Orca.
“I think it gives us a strong and professional look,” Silva said. “It has some of the European look and players and soccer fans love that.”
The team held voting on its website as well as on its Facebook page.
The new logo was designed by Joel DuChesne, owner of Everett’s Luminous Creative as well as GetRocketship.com. He has extensive experience in sports design, including the design of the logo for the Kitsap Pumas, one of North Sound’s Premier Development League rivals.
The new logo also features a shield similar to those found in crests for other teams around the world, along with two shades of blue that represent North Puget Sound.
The logo already has been approved by the United Soccer Leagues.
Silva said the logo was based on a Haida Tribe legend that says a man found two wolf pups on a beach and raised them. When the wolves were grown, they would swim into the ocean to kill a whale for the man to eat. Eventually they killed so many whales that the meat began to spoil. When the Great Above Person saw the waste, he created a fog so the wolves could not find a whale or find their way back to shore, and they became sea wolves, which is another word for an Orca.
Silva said he’ll begin work in December on scheduling his team’s 2012 home games at Edmonds Stadium. In the club’s inaugural season of 2011, the SeaWolves played at Goddard Stadium at Mariner High School.