Baton Rouge’s new hockey team officially has a name

The Louisiana capital’s new professional hockey team will be called the Baton Rouge Zydeco, paying homage to the state’s Cajun and zydeco musical heritage.

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome and Baton Rouge Pro Hockey announced the team’s name at an event Thursday after months of discussions and hints.

The Zydeco will open its season at the Raising Cane’s River Center on Oct. 26 against the Columbus River Dragons, with its season running through mid-April. During Carnival season the Baton Rouge team will play most of its games on the road. Read more about the team from a previous Daily Report. 

This story originally appeared in a  July 13 issue of Daily Report. To keep up with Baton Rouge business and politics, subscribe to the free Daily Report e-newsletter here.