Florida Tech Panther Mistaken For NHL Team Logo

By  //  January 2, 2014

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New York Rangers beats a team from Florida Tech?


EDITOR’S NOTE: NBC 6 South Florida, a Miami TV station, made the honest mistake of mixing up the Florida Tech Panther logo with the NHL Florida Panther logo. (Above screen cap from Adam Meyer) Below is an except from Yahoosports.com.

By Harrison Mooney 

The New York Rangers closed out 2013 with a win, knocking off the Florida Panthers 2-1 in a shootout.

The Florida Tech Panther, right, and the Florida Panther of the NHL team.

Again, that’s the Florida Panthers. From the NHL. I’m repeating myself here in case it doesn’t seem clear — like, say, if you were one of NBC Miami’s viewers this New Year’s Eve. As the graphic above illustrates, their late-night newscast seemed to think that the New York Rangers beat a team from Florida Tech.

So close!

You can see how there might be some confusion. For one thing, both teams are, technically, called the Florida Panthers, and there are times when the Florida Panthers don’t really look like an NHL team.

But here’s a handy way to tell them apart: the Florida Panthers have Brian Campbell and Tim Thomas. The Florida Tech Panthers have Tech in their name, because they’re an institute of technology, and they don’t have an ice hockey team.