Bridgeport Sound Tigers renamed 'Bridgeport Islanders'
Fans knew something was up when the hints and Easter eggs started dropping on Bridgeport's social media – and on Monday, some of those rumors proved to be true.
The Sound Tigers are being rebranded as the Bridgeport Islanders.
With the team's 20th anniversary right around the corner and the New York Islanders' new home, UBS Arena, opening up this fall, team officials say it was the right time to launch a new logo.
President of Business Operations Brent Rossi says the change has been met with both positive and negative feedback, but the move's mission is to solidify the direct connection with their NHL affiliate.
“We love this city, we love playing here, it's a city that we have deep roots in,” says Rossi. “We're not turning our back on the Sound Tigers name, this is just how we move forward in 2021-2022."