The ECHL announced today that the League has partnered with Nickelodeon to host a “Nickelodeon Takeover Experience” at 26 home games during the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Teams will be able to choose from popular Nickelodeon properties including Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and NickSplat, the network’s multi-screen destination dedicated to Nick’s legendary library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s, as the theme for their designated game.
As part of the experience, OT Sports will produce a set of Nickelodeon-themed jerseys for teams to wear on their selected night, and teams will build their in-game promotions around the characters of their choice.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the ECHL,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “Nickelodeon is a cherished brand for families in all of our markets, and the ability to bring their characters into our arenas will undoubtedly provide for a heightened game experience and welcome new fans into our buildings.”
“At Nickelodeon we create content and on-the-ground experiences that are fun, engaging and relevant to our audience, said Eddie Hill, from Nickelodeon Sports. “Through this expanded partnership with the ECHL, we will celebrate kids’ love for the action and excitement of hockey, combined with the Nick characters they love.”
ECHL – Nickelodeon Takeover Experience Game Dates
ECHL Team Game Date
Adirondack Thunder Mar. 16
Allen Americans Dec. 1
Atlanta Gladiators Nov. 17
Brampton Beast Feb. 18
Cincinnati Cyclones Jan. 20
Florida Everblades Oct. 27
Fort Wayne Komets Dec. 29
Greenville Swamp Rabbits Jan. 15
Idaho Steelheads Dec. 15
Indy Fuel Dec. 29
Jacksonville Icemen Mar. 8-10
Kalamazoo Wings Oct. 27
Kansas City Mavericks Feb. 2
Maine Mariners Dec. 28
Manchester Monarchs Jan. 27
Newfoundland Growlers Dec. 2
Norfolk Admirals Mar. 2
Rapid City Rush Dec. 29
Reading Royals Dec. 16 and Mar. 24
South Carolina Stingrays Dec. 15 and Mar. 31
Toledo Walleye Mar. 2
Tulsa Oilers Jan. 5
Utah Grizzlies Apr. 7
Wheeling Nailers Jan. 12
Wichita Thunder Nov. 17 and Mar. 23
Worcester Railers Mar. 9
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 31st season in 2018-19. There have been 641 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 18 who made their NHL debuts in the 2017-18 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
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