The Iowa Chops have not had the best season this year although watching the games has been infinitely more fun this year than in the past. There are only 3 home games left this season, I suggest you give one a try. The Chops are right on the edge of making the playoffs so come help give them a boost!
I like almost everything about Chops Hockey this year. I like our guys, I like the crowds, I like the play (when they are playing and not being total slackers), I even like the name and logo (although that has taken me awhile to say). However, I do not like the mascot. Pitchy the Pig. He is cute, he is cuddly and kid friendly...plus he is named after the pitch-a-pig contest and so seems merely there to sell foam pigs...he is not what a mascot for a hockey team should be.
Pitchy the Pig - more like Porky the Pig or Babe than a cool mascot.
I had always proposed a meaner, more boar looking tough mascot that I call Chompy. Chompy would embody the toughness of our team, he would show that the Chops aren't just little piglets. He would be something to be proud of. If the Chops owners announced today that they would definitely be here more than one more year, I would definitely go out, buy the costume, and become Chompy myself.
Proposed Mascot: Chompy