The Island Storm would like to officially welcome the Cape Breton Highlanders to the National Basketball League of Canada family. A group from Cape Breton announced the new name and logo at a press conference on Tuesday. The team will begin play in the 2016-2017 NBL season.
Tyrone Levingston, who will serve as team president, hopes the name can honour the Highlanders military unit and the landscape of Cape Breton.
It was also announced today the Storm would play an exhibition game in Sydney, Nova Scotia against the Halifax Hurricanes at Centre 200, the future home of the Highlanders.