Up next in the Reno Ice Adult League concept is the Hot Shots. For this concept the Hot Shots were started and financially supported by a bar by the same name in Sparks Nevada.
For this concept the Hot Shots play in the Sparks Division of B-League along with Desert Dogs, Murder Hornets and Slappy Gilmores.
Hot Shots Primary Logo
The Hot Shots colors are navy and orange. The primary logo is a circle. Inside of the circle is the team name above a flaming shot glass. That is in front of some mountains. The league name is at the bottom of the logo. The Hot Shots branding is inspired by the Chicago Bears, Calgary Flames, and Calgary Flames minor league teams.
Hot Shots Secondary Logo
The Hot Shots secondary logo is the primary logo with a white outline. This logo was made for application on dark backgrounds.
Hot Shots Alternate Logos
The top row logos are variations of the primary logo. The first logo in the top row gets rid of the mountains and the league name. This logo keeps the team name and makes the flaming shot glass bigger. This was done to put more of an emphasis on the flaming shot glass. The second logo in the first row replaces the mountains and shot glass from the primary logo with a flame. The third and fourth logos in the top row are recolored versions of the first logo in the top row.
The first thee logos in the middle row are all recolored versions of the same logos. That logo is a shield with the flaming shot glass and team name inside of it. The last two logos in the middle row are the flaming shot glass with outlines.
The first two logos on the bottom row are the city of Sparks Nevada logo. It comes from the Sparks Nevada flag. They are used in the Hot Shots City jersey. The third logo on the bottom row is the flaming shot glass in navy. This logo was designed specifically for the Surge jersey.
Hot Shots Throwback Logos
The first two logos in the top row would have been the Hot Shots original primary and secondary logos. The primary logo has the team name in front of flames with a hockey stick on the bottom. The secondary logo is the primary logo with a white outline. Just like the current secondary logo this would have been done for applications on dark backgrounds. The next three logos in the first row are a hockey puck with flames. For this concept Hot Shots Bar in Sparks Nevada (fictional, I made it up for this concept) would have founded their hockey team in the mid 90’s. The hockey team would have joined other adult rec sports teams created by Hot Shots Bar around the same time. The original primary and secondary logos would have been introduced prior to their first season. The Flaming hockey puck logos would have been introduced a year lated.
The first three logos in the middle row are HS with flames. The HS stands for hot shots. The flames are on the side of the logo. The other two logos in the middle row are Hot Shots word mark logos.
For this concept these logos would have been part of a rebrand effort by the Hot Shots in the mid to late 2000’s. The first logo in the middle row would have been the primary logo. Up to the mid to late 2000’s Hot Shots Bar had been financially supporting multiple adult rec sports teams across multiple sports. At the same time the Hot Shots Bar was accumulating debt. Hot Shots Bar ended up ending all financial ties to their sports teams. After this most of the teams either folded or merged (if they were in the same sport). A year after that Hot Shots Bar was sold and became the Tin Tap House. After the bar closed only a hockey team, softball team and soccer team remained. The soccer team would fold and come back multiple times. The softball team merged with another team three years after the bar closed. That was caused by their league restructuring. All of this caused the Hot Shots to rebrand. It was a new era for the team and nothing exemplifies that better than a rebrand.
The first logo on the bottom row was their third primary logo. It has a flying hockey puck behind the team name. Inside of the O in Shots is a flame. The second logo is the same as the first logo but without the flying hockey puck. The third logo on the bottom row is a circle with the team name, league name, HS (for Hot Shots) with a flame in the middle. The fourth logo recolored the third logo and replaced the HS with a flame. The last two logos on the bottom row are HS with a flame. For this concept this rebrand would have happened in the mid 2010s. The first logo in the bottom row would have been the primary logo for this rebrand. The two logos would hav been introduced first with the other four coming as a set almost a year later. As time went on the first two logos were being used less and less until the primary logo wasn’t being used as much as the third or fourth logos. This led to the Hot Shots rebranding to their current logos.
Hot Shots Jerseys
The Dark jersey is blue, orange and white. It has an alternate logo on the front.The numbers are on the shoulders instead of the sleeves.
The Light jersey is white, navy and orange. On the front is the primary logo. Like the Dark jersey the numbers are on the shoulders. This jersey does have a different pattern than the Dark jersey.
The 3RD jersey is orange, navy and white. It has three stripes on the sleeves and one across the front and back. On the front is the shield logo. On the shoulder is the alternate logo seen on the front of the Dark jersey.
The City jersey is green, orange and white. It is inspired by the Sparks Nevada flag. For this concept Sparks is the hometown of the Hot Shots. This jersey pays homage to their home town. One in the Sparks division was going to get a jersey based on the flag. I decided who better than the Hot Shots.
The Retro jersey is navy, orange and white. On the front is their original primary logo. On the shoulders id the flaming hockey puck logo. For this concept this jersey would have been introduced in the late 90’s. It would have been used up until their first rebrand as a home, dark or alternate jersey depending on the year or season.
The Surge jersey is orange and navy. The numbers are on the shoulders again. on the front of the jersey is the navy flaming shot glass.