New Portland ECHL club considering Wild Blueberries for name

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A team name contest for a pending East Coast Hockey League franchise has turned up quite an entry.

Beginning in fall 2018, Portland will join the ECHL, but first it needs a name. Comcast Spectacor opened a "name the team" contest in July and on Thursday the final five nominees were announced. For better or worse, one entry has garnered more attention than the others.

The final five nominees are: the Mariners, the Watchmen, the Lumberjacks, the Puffins, and the Wild Blueberries.

As bizarre or awesome as Wild Blueberries might sound, blueberries are the official berry of Maine, as the state produces 10 percent of all blueberries in North America, according to the club.

Fans can vote between the final five nominees at PortlandMaineHockey.com.

- With h/t to Puck Daddy

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