For my next Reno Ice Adult League concept post I will be recapping the updated B-League for season two. This one took a while as there was just a lot of teams. The B-League is the second level in the RIAL. It is below the A-League and above the C-League. Like season one, in season two the B-League consists of sixteen teams.
Check out the season one B-League here.
The sixteen B-League teams are divided into four divisions consisting of four teams. That is the same as in season one. The divisional names and logos did not change for season two. The B-League did see some realignment for season two. Some teams moved divisions. Some teams are no longer in the B-League. Two expansion teams also entered the B-League.
In the Nevada Division are Blue Moon, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, and Hop Valley. All of the teams in the Nevada Division are sponsored by Revision Brewing Company. They are free agent teams named after beer sold by Revision Brewery. Coors Light did update their logos for season two.
In the Reno Division are 4 Seasons, Reno Pond Hockey, Reno Sriracha, and the Slappy Gilmores. 4 Seasons are an expansion team entering the RIAL in season two. Reno Pond Hockey is a local hockey organization. Reno Sriracha is a team named after a hot sauce. Both Reno Pond Hockey and Reno Sriracha were in the Reno Division in season one. The Slappy Gilmores are the bad boys of this concept. They moved to the Reno Division for season two after playing in the Sparks Division for the first season.
In the Sparks Division are the Hot Shots, Hyundai N-Line, the Murder Hornets, and Q&D Construction. The Hot Shots were started and financially supported by a bar by the same name in Sparks, but has since become independent. Hyundai N-Line are an expansion team for season two owned by Carson City Hyundai, Lithia Hyundai of Reno, Hyundai Motors and Jeinbuk Hyundai Mototrs FC. The Murder Hornets are an expansion team founded in 2021. Q&D Construction are a corporate team. The company owns the team and all of the players work for that team. They moved to the Sparks Division for season two after playing in the Reno Division for season one. The Hot Shots and the Murder Hornets are the returning to the Sparks Division after playing there in season one.
In the Tahoe Division are Cruz Construction, the Desert Dogs, the Tahoe Dawgs, and the Tahoe Storm. Cruz Construction is a construction company but unlike Q&D Construction they do not exclusively source their employees to be players. The Desert Dogs are partially owned and operated by Bardown Hockey Shop. They moved to the Tahoe Division for season two after playing in the Sparks Division for season one. The Tahoe Dawgs are an adult multi-sport club in the Reno/Tahoe area. The Tahoe Storm is a team made up of former Tahoe League players. Cruz Construction, the Tahoe Dawgs, and the Tahoe Storm were all in the Tahoe Division for season one.
The Doughboys and Mid-Ice Crisis are no longer in the B-League. They both left after the first season. The Dough Boys formerly played in the Reno Division of the B-League. Mid-Ice Crisis formerly played in the Tahoe Division of the B-League. Both teams have moved to the C-League for season two.
4 Seasons took the Doughboys place in the Reno Division of the B-League. The Slappy Gilmores moved to the Reno Division for season two to be closer to their rival Reno Pond Hockey. Hyundai N-Line took the spot left by the Desert Dogs in the Sparks Division of the B-League. Q&D Construction moved to the Sparks Division after being ousted from the Reno Division to make room for the Slappy Gilmores. When the spot in the Tahoe Division became available (after Mid-Ice Crisis left for the C-League), multiple teams applied for that spot as the Tahoe Division is the most prestigious division in the B-League. The Desert Dogs were awarded the spot. Moving from the Sparks Division to the Tahoe Division also put the Desert Dogs closer to their rival the Tahoe Dawgs.
Blue Moon, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, and Hop Valleys primary logos and branding are the same as their beer counterparts.
The 4 Seasons logo is a number four with “seasons” integrated into it. Their colors are red, white, blue, and silver. The Reno Pond Hockey logo is a mountain with “Reno” in front of it and “Pond Hockey” bellow it. Their colors and branding are inspired by the Reno city flag. The Reno Sriracha logo is a red rooster with the team name above it and the Chinese characters for ice hockey below it. Their colors and primary logo are inspired by Huy Fong Foods. The Slappy Gilmors primary logo is an alligator head with the team name below it.
The Hot Shots primary logo is a circle with the team name, a flaming shot glass, mountains and the league name. Their colors are navy, orange, and white. The primary logo for Hyundai N-Line is an N. The logo is the same as the one Hyundai uses for their N-Line brand. Their colors are two shades of blue, red, white, black, and green. The Murder Hornets primary logo has a hornet in front of a hexagon behind the team name and Roman numerals with teams founding year. Their colors are black and yellow. The Q&D Construction logo comes from their company logo. Their colors are black, orange, and white.
Cruz Construction has a double C monogram as their primary logo. Their colors are green, white, black, and silver. The Desert Dogs primary logo is a coyote head with the team name underneath it. The Desert Dogs colors are navy, tan, black and white. The Tahoe Dawgs have a Saint Bernard as a primary logo. Their colors are burgundy, blue, silver, black, and white. The Tahoe Storm primary logo is a wordmark logo inspired by greeting cards. Their colors are black and white.
Recap on the jerseys, in the RIAL concept there are no home and away jerseys. Dark and Light jerseys are interchangeable home and away jerseys. 3rd jerseys are alt jerseys. City jerseys connect the team to the community. Retro jerseys are 90’s or 2000’s. Surge jerseys are color rush jerseys. All jerseys can be used for any game as they are not the same primary color. The home team gets first choice on jerseys.
There are four navy dark jerseys, three red jerseys, three green jerseys, there are two blue jerseys, there are two black jerseys, one burgundy jersey, and one orange jersey. Seven teams use their primary logo on the front of their Dark jerseys. Three teams use secondary logos. Six teams use alternate logos. Ten teams use shoulder logos on their Dark jerseys. The Hot Shots are the only team to move the number placement on their jerseys.
Ten of the Light jerseys are white. Six of them are in other colors. Nine of the jerseys have the teams primary logo on the front. Seven of the Light jerseys have their teams secondary or alternate logo on the front. Ten teams have use shoulder logos on their Light jerseys. Twelve of the B-League Light jerseys are recolored versions of their Dark jerseys. Two of them are new templates. Two of them are remixes of their Dark jersey template. All of the Dark and Light jerseys are in each teams primary color sets except for Coors Light and Hyundai N-Line. Coors Light uses different colors because Coors changed their branding but not their jerseys heading into season two. Hyundai N-Line uses different colors on basically all of their jerseys do to different influences.
All of the B-League 3RD jerseys use unique templates except for Coors Light. Thirteen of the 3RD jerseys are dark with three of them being light. The only primary jersey colors that repeat here are black, red, and white. There are four black jerseys, two red jerseys, two white jerseys and eight jerseys in other colors. Three of the teams use alternate colors for their 3RD jerseys. All of the teams uses secondary or alternate logos on the front of their 3RD jerseys. Ten teams use shoulder logos.
Every team uses a unique template for their City jersey except Reno Sriracha who uses a remix of their Dark and Light jersey. There are only two light City jerseys. There are four navy blue jerseys, three blue jerseys, three green jerseys, two white jerseys, and four jerseys in other colors. Only five of the teams used their none primary colors for their city jerseys. They all use unique logos specific for their city jerseys. Eight of the jerseys have shoulder logos. Four of the jerseys are inspired by state and city flags.
The Blue Moon City jersey represent the Nevada desert, lakes, rivers, and mountains through the colors. The Coors Banquet jersey is rodeo themed after the Reno Rodeo and Coors Rodeo. The Coors light jersey is in the University of Nevada Reno colors and is inspired by the original Nevada flag. The Hop Valley jersey is themed after the Hop Valley Aceball Ale. The Aceball Ale is a beer made in collaboration with the Reno Aces (the local Pacific Coast League baseball team).
The 4 Seasons jersey has an R with a star on it. The R is for Reno. The Reno Pond Hockey jersey is inspired by the Reno city flag. The Reno Sriracha jersey is inspired by Sriracha heritage. It says Reno in Chinese characters on the front. The Slappy Gilmores jersey is inspired by the Masters Tournament.
The Hot Shots jersey is inspired by the Sparks Nevada flag. The Hyundai N-Line Jersey is inspired by the capital of Nevada, Carson City. The Murder Hornets jersey is inspired by Interstate 80. The Q&D Construction jersey just says Reno across the front.
The Cruz jersey is inspired by the Nevada state motto “Battle Born”. The Desert Dogs jersey is inspired by Burning Man. The Tahoe Dawgs one just says Tahoe. The Tahoe Storm jersey is inspired by the South Lake Tahoe flag.
All of the Retro jersey templates are unique from their teams Dark, Light, 3RD, and City jerseys. There are four blue, three navy blue, two red, two black, two green, two white, and one orange Retro B-League jerseys. Nine of the jerseys are in teams retro colors. The retro colors range from completely different to different shades of the same colors to just one color being added. They have retro or alternate retro logos on the front and shoulders. The difference between retro logos and alternate retro logos is age. Retro logos were used by teams in the past. Alternate retro logos were created for newer and expansion teams so they could have a retro jersey. Only five of the teams use shoulder logos.
Cruz Construction, Reno Pond Hockey, and the Slappy Gilmores use recolored or remixed templates of their Dark and Light jerseys for their Surge jerseys. The other thirteen jerseys use unique templates. Their jersey is a remix of their Dark and Light jerseys. There are three black Surge jerseys, three red, two navy blue, two white, two yellow, and four Surge jerseys in other colors. They all use alternate or unique logos on the front. Only three teams use shoulder logos.
4 Seasons use the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Levels by Avicii.
Blue Moon uses the St. Louis Blues (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Blue By Eiffel 65 and it is the KNY Factory Remix.
Coors Banquet uses the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Drink To That All Night by Jerrod Niemann.
Coors Light uses the Colorado Eagles (AHL) horn. Their goal and win song is My Song Knows What You Did in The Dark (Light Em UP) by Fall Out Boy.
Cruz Construction us the Dallas Stars (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Guerrilla Radio by Rage Against The Machine.
The Desert Dogs use the Arizona Coyotes (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Howl by The Gaslight Anthem. After their win song is played the Looney Tunes That’s All Folks is played.
Hop Valley use the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is the Apex Rise Remix of Hard In Da Paint by Waka Flocka.
The Hot Shots use the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Shots ft. Lil Jon by LMFAO.
Hyundai N-Line use the Montreal Canadiens (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Idol by BTS.
The Murder Hornets use the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) horn. Their goals and win song is Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa.
Q&D Construction use the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is the Home Depot Theme.
Reno Pond Hockey use the Bakersfield Condors (AHL) horn. Their goal and win horn is Aint Talkin’ Bout Love by Van Halen. There is also a sample in there form a soccer announcer.
Reno Sriracha uses the Ottawa Senators (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Coming In Hot by Lecrae and Andy Mineo.
The Slappy Gilmores use the Boston Bruins (NHL) horn. Their first goal song is It’s Magic by Pilot. Their second goal song is Kernkraft 400 (woah oh oh) by Zombie Nation.
The Tahoe Dawgs use the San Jose Sharks (NHL) horn. Their goal and win song is Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men.
The Tahoe Storm use the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) horn. Their goal song is Here Comes The Thunder by Tim Hicks. Their win song is Thunderstruck by AC/DC.