Icethetics reader Ian writes in with some specialty jersey news relating to his home team. The ECHL's Toledo Walleye will be wearing tuxedos in action on Saturday!
Well, not exactly. Ian tells me it's Prom Night in Toledo so the team will be wearing special tux-themed jerseys for their game against the Elmira Jackals. The game-worn sweaters will then be auctioned off immediately following the game, benefiting the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
I'm assuming the Walleye logo will be on the shoulders of the tux jersey? But that's not all, as you can see. On March 5, they're breaking out the "light red" attire for Pink in the Rink Night.
The lucky fans in attendance at that game will get pink glow sticks. Also the ice will be painted pink and the pink-infused jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Komen for the Cure. Pink, pink, pink.
If I remember, I'll try to track down some game action photos for both of these specialty sweaters.
Minor league teams are nothing if not charitable.
Take a look at Walleye alternate captain Adam Hobson in his tux jersey on January 23. Perhaps fittingly, Toledo was beaten 8-2 by the Elmira Jackals while wearing these jerseys.
Via their web site, the Walleye confirm that the tuxedo jerseys were auctioned off following the game, benefiting the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Northwest Ohio.
At least some good came out of these.
I've made a note to track down a photo or two of the Walleye's Pink in the Rink jersey when they wear it in March. It will be added as an update to this post.