Minor League Hockey Teams To Bring Star Wars On The Ice
A battle between the dark side of the force and the rebel alliance will take place on ice this weekend. Detroit Red Wings minor league affiliates, the Toledo Walleye, will take Star Wars Night to a new level, sporting movie-themed sweaters during a matchup with the Kalamazoo Wings on Nov. 2.
The Walleye will wear “X-Wing Pilot” jerseys, while the Wings counter with “Darth Vader”-themed throwbacks. Both teams will auction off the jerseys following the game to benefit the National MS Society and the Wounded Warrior Project.
A press release from the Walleye stated that fans are encouraged to come in their best Star Wars outfits, with prizes awarded to the best costume. Special Star Wars-themed dining options will include Chewbacca Bacon Burger, Jedi Juice, Yoda Soda, and more. Star Wars-themed video board elements and sounds will be taking place throughout the game.
Star Wars characters, including Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts, Tusken Raiders, Clones and Jed,will be available for fan photos on the main concourse.
Tickets for the game can still be purchased online.