With training camp just days away, one Manitoba Junior Hockey League team has undergone major cosmetic surgery.

It was announced today that the Southeast Blades will now be known as the Beausejour Blades and they have a new logo to back it up

The newly minted Beausejour Blades also announced today the hiring of associate general manager and head coach Jamie Watts and associate general manager and assistant coach Kurtis Walsten.

Watts finds his way to Beausejour after acquiring a strong coaching background in British Columbia and Europe. A former member of the University of Acadia Axemen that won national championships at the CIS level in 1993 and 1996, Watts has coached for seven seasons at the esteemed Okanagan Hockey School, including last winter within their European division in Germany and Austria. He also spent three seasons from 2000-200 3 with the Penticton Panthers/Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League.

In Walsten, the Blades employ a hockey man with 10 seasons of professional hockey experience in the Swedish Division 1 league, ECHL and Central Hockey League levels. He also has coaching experience with the Laval Chiefs of the rugged LNAH in Quebec.

Earlier this summer, the Blades changed ownership to Mr. Mel Sonnenberg, who promptly moved the team from the Sagkeeng First Nation to Beausejour.

The Beausejour Blades will open rookie camp on Monday, Aug. 27 for the first time ever at the Sun-Gro Centre and main camp will begin two days later on Aug. 29.

Courtesy of the MJHL.

Below is the new Blades logo: