Game-worn hockey jersey collectors will have something a little different to collect as the ECHL season unfolds this fall.
The league has partnered with Marvel to create specialty jerseys each of the league’s 27 clubs will wear during a Marvel Super Hero themed game. The announcement was made in Red Bank, New Jersey, at the famed Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store.
Over the course of the season, each ECHL Team will wear a special jersey featuring one of several characters including Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Hulk, or collectively as the Avengers, with the ECHL Team’s own logo intertwined. Several ECHL Marvel Super Hero Nights will feature these characters against each other with both teams wearing a specialty themed jersey.
The game-worn jerseys will be authenticated by MeiGray and then auctioned off on the company’s website.
“The ECHL is proud to partner with Marvel, one of Disney’s most popular brands, in their first ever North American league-wide partnership,” said Brian McKenna, Commissioner of the ECHL. “We would also like to thank Barry Meisel and MeiGray Group for sponsoring these events and acting as our jersey auction partner. The ECHL takes great pride in providing new and creative ideas to entertain our fans and expand our audience and Marvel is the ideal partner to continue this trend.”
Character appearances, co-branded ECHL/Marvel merchandise and other in-game promotions will also be held during the games.
ECHL – MARVEL Super Hero Game Nights
ECHL Team Game Date
Adirondack Thunder November 25, 2017
Allen Americans January 15, 2018
Atlanta Gladiators December 2, 2017
Brampton Beast November 19, 2017
Cincinnati Cyclones February 9-10, 2018
Colorado Eagles March 18, 2018
Florida Everblades November 18, 2017
Fort Wayne Komets April 7, 2018
Greenville Swamp Rabbits January 21, 2018
Idaho Steelheads March 24, 2018
Indy Fuel November 18, 2017
Jacksonville IceMen November 17, 2017
Kalamazoo Wings January 20, 2018
Kansas City Mavericks November 11, 2017
Manchester Monarchs January 20, 2018
Norfolk Admirals March 3, 2018
Orlando Solar Bears November 25, 2017
Quad City Mallards January 19, 2018
Rapid City Rush February 10, 2018
Reading Royals December 30, 2017
South Carolina Stingrays November 18, 2017
Toledo Walleye November 4, 2017
Tulsa Oilers March 25, 2018
Utah Grizzlies October 28, 2017
Wheeling Nailers November 10, 2017
Wichita Thunder November 25, 2017
Worcester Railers March 2-3, 2018