FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) in cooperation with the Texas Tornado, the host of the 2012 Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament, announced the unveiling of the 2012 Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament logo. The logo was created by Frisco resident Mike Tarter of Mike Tarter Design.
“The release of the 2012 Robertson Cup logo is the next exciting step in hosting the National Championship,” said Texas Tornado Vice-President Ben Weber. “In designing this logo we were looking to incorporate local flavor, while adding a touch of Texas Tornado color to the existing Robertson Cup Trophy outline in the logo. We are thrilled at the results.”
Back on March 8th, the NAHL announced that the Tornado would host the 2012 Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament, which will be held from May 3-8, 2012 at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. The Robertson Cup crowns the NAHL’s playoff champion and also represents USA Hockey’s Tier II Junior A national champion. This marks the second time the Tornado will host the Robertson Cup Championship at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.
Opened in September of 2003, the Dr Pepper Arena is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue located in Frisco, Texas, in the heart of Collin County - one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. In addition to being home to the Tornado, it’s the home practice facility and executive offices for the NHL’s Dallas Stars. The 5,000-seat arena, sports 12 luxury suites, a full service Gold Club restaurant and bar, an ice-level party zone and two, 1,000-plus space parking garages on-site. In addition to hockey, the Dr Pepper Arena also hosts concerts, family shows, graduation ceremonies, trade shows and many other live entertainment and sporting events.
In conjunction with the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament, the North American 3 Hockey League (3HL) and North American Prospects Hockey League (PHL) will both have their annual Top Prospects Tournaments, featuring their respective league’s top players and prospects.