RED BANK, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Wednesday that the 2017-18 Season will feature Marvel Super Hero themed games throughout the League’s 27 Teams including specialty jerseys, character appearances, co-branded ECHL/Marvel merchandise and other in-game promotions during the designated events.
At a press conference broadcast from the famed comic book store Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, representatives from the ECHL, Marvel, MeiGray Group and the AMC series Comic Book Men discussed the relationship and the excitement for the upcoming games.
“Marvel is thrilled to work with the ECHL to provide all of their fans and ours with a one-of-a-kind in-game experience by bringing together the power of the Marvel brand with the energy and excitement of professional hockey,” said Marvel Vice President, Digital Media & Marketing Solutions, Jonathan Parkhideh.
Over the course of the Season, each ECHL Team will adorn a special Marvel Super Hero theme 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 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 the MeiGray Group for their participation to bring these Super Heroes to the ice by way of the specialty jerseys. 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.”
As part of this first-of-its-kind league-wide program, all ECHL-Marvel themed jerseys will be auctioned off to the public through The MeiGray Group at MeiGgray.com. For complete details on the ECHL-Marvel Super Hero Night in the ECHL market nearest you, please see the schedule below or contact your ECHL Team directly.
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|