The ECHL’s Toledo Walleye have announced that they will be hosting “8-Bit Night” at a November 21 home game. Not sure what that is? It won’t matter once you see the jerseys.
The team is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NES with a Mario-themed jersey and they’re bringing the Fort Wayne Komets into the fun by turning their jerseys into a mash-up of the Komets jersey and Bowser.
Take a look at the jerseys below.
Following the game, the jerseys will be put up for live auction to benefit the Adopt America Network, the Alzheimer’s Association NW Ohio Chapter, and the Walleye Wishing Well, a charitable fund that provides financial support to “local organizations with an emphasis on youth recreation and wellness.”
I hope that between periods we can get some Duck Hunt going on the jumbotron and that afterward the teams will take part in an Excite Bike tournament, which my cousin Jacob would have dominated if he was still nine.
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Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.