When NetsDaily.com reported that Barclays Center had applied to trademark a "Brooklyn Hockey" logo, eyebrows were raised among some Islanders followers.
Brooklyn Hockey? Hmm. Might there be a movement afoot to change the name or logo of a certain team planning to move into that borough later this year?
Apparently not. Here is what Barry Baum, chief communications officer for Barclays Center, said in response to an inquiry from Newsday:
"We have a platform at Barclays Center for each of our non-core tenant businesses, including Brooklyn Hoops for college basketball, Brooklyn Boxing for boxing, Brooklyn Show for concerts, and Brooklyn Family for family entertainment.
"Brooklyn Hockey is our latest platform, which includes NCAA college hockey that will be staged at the venue. This is not an Islanders logo and has no connection to the Islanders. As promised, we are keeping the current Islanders logo and color scheme, while adding a black-and-white third jersey."
The logo features a "B" over interlocking hockey sticks and above a puck. One version includes "15" and "16" for use during the 2015-16 hockey season. Another version does not include dates.