The Maine Mariners have officially unveiled their new logo that the franchise will use when the new team hits the ice... and let us be the first to say that it looks WICKED cool!

A lot of thought obviously went into the symbolism of the new logo's design... see how many things you can spot in the logo above before you read the description below.

From the Mariners' press release:

The logo not only has a new look, but has new colors from when the team first played in Portland in 1977. The Maine Mariners logo is a collection of imagery and colors that will make fans think of this great state. Maine has one of the most beautiful and expansive shorelines in the country. The logo colors are a nod to the salty blue sea and the luscious forestry that covers much of the state.

Maine is home to 65 historical lighthouses along the shore. These structures help guide the Mariners to safety and the Maine Mariners will certainly be “lighting the lamp” often!

The Dirigo Star is the state motto and is Latin for “I lead”. The Maine Mariners plan to lead the way to a great connection with the community and aim to lead the ECHL in wins on and off the ice.

The M and trident form an ME, which is the abbreviation for the great state of Maine

One of the nicknames of Maine is the Pine Tree State. The center spear of the trident pays homage to the native evergreens.

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And here's how the design breaks down: