New Ottawa pro basketball team to be named SkyHawks

ANDREW DIRIENZO, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:59 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Tomahawks are now SkyHawks.

After public criticism convinced owners of Ottawa’s new pro basketball name to drop the name Tomahawks, Bytown Sports and Entertainment unveiled SkyHawks as the moniker for the expansion franchise Thursday night at Algonquin College.

Team owner Gus Takkale said the name was chosen by the fans through Facebook. He said he is happy with the new name.

“It reflects what we want to do,” said Takkale. “It’s still aerial and that’s what we wanted. We wanted to have something that’s above the rim. Plus, the SkyHawks and the Tomahawks have a similar feel and we’re going to use the same logo moving forward.”


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