Top 20 names for hockey team unveiled

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Since owners of a new Augusta minor league hockey team announced their "name the team" contest two weeks ago, hockey fans have submitted more than 850 entries. Team staff, led by general manager Gilles Richard, sorted through the entries and picked these top 20 names:

Aces

Thunder

Artillery

Ice Cats

Generals

Nationals

Patriots

River Dogs

River Rats

Soul

Eagles

Phantoms

Rebels

Monsters

Monarchs

Storm

Wind

Browns

Ice Masters

Satellites

Gilles said team owners Robert and Diane Kerzner will seek fan input before making their selection and announcing the winning name March 13.

"I like them all," Richard said. "Now I'm interested to see what the fans think."

Fans can make their opinion heard by voting for their favorite name online at augustachronicle.com/sports.

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jb1234
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jb1234 02/25/10 - 09:39 am
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Isn't the 'RiverDogs' the

Isn't the 'RiverDogs' the name of Charleston's baseball team???

jessicaboots
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jessicaboots 02/26/10 - 05:20 pm
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Everyone vote for

Everyone vote for Monsters!
The Augusta Monsters! Can you get any better?
I'll definitely be going to every game if that's our name.

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grangerman 02/28/10 - 09:59 pm
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I like "IceMasters". It gives

I like "IceMasters". It gives a nod to the event that makes Augusta famous, but with a definite victorious hockey angle!

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