Lake Tahoe’s new hockey team owned by Heisman winner Tim Tebow unveils name, logo

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Lake Tahoe’s new minor league hockey team owned by former football quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has a team name, colors and logo.

The team announced it will be called the Tahoe Knight Monsters. The colors will be teal, gold and black, and the logo is a dragon-like creature that “resides and rules Lake Tahoe,” the team wrote in its news release.

The team said the name was inspired by local input and nominations from over 1,000 fans. It stems from the folkloric “Tahoe Tessie,” a similarly mysterious fictional creature to the Loch Ness Monster.

“The Knight Monster is unique and iconic, blending the mystique and honor of a knight with the ferocity of a lake monster creating a distinct visual identity for the team,” the announcement said. “This Knight Monster is majestic and fierce with a towering presence. The Knight Monster is a protector and fights for those who can’t fight for themselves.”

The new team will be in the ECHL, the mid-level league two steps below the National Hockey League, and begin play in 2024-25 using Stateline, Nevada’s new 4,200-seat arena, the Tahoe Blue Event Center, adjacent to the four large casinos in along Tahoe’s south shore.

“We are so incredibly excited to introduce our team’s name for our fans and for the region,” Tebow said. “We look forward to bringing people together for fun family entertainment, as well as making a positive impact in this community.”

Tahoe Blue Event Center cost $100 million and hosted its first event in September. It has a capacity of up to 5,000 for concerts and could also host some 4,700 for basketball games.