The ECHL, in conjunction with The MeiGray Group, announced on Wednesday the opening of fan voting for the 2014-15 ECHL Fantasy Team.
The ECHL is giving fans the opportunity to vote for players to comprise the 2014-15 Fantasy Team, of which, one player from each Member Team will be selected to wear a special ECHL Fantasy Team jersey at an upcoming home game.
CLICK HERE to cast your votes for the 2014-15 ECHL Fantasy Team
Each ECHL team has preselected three players to appear on their team’s ballot, while fans have the opportunity to also write-in a selection of their choice. The top vote-getter on each team will wear the special fantasy team jersey during the designated dates.
For the 2014-15 season, the following teams will not be participating in the Fantasy Skater program – Allen, Brampton, Missouri, Quad City, Rapid City, Tulsa and Wichita – however, goaltenders from these teams will participate in the Golden Goalie program.
Voting is now open on ECHL.com. Fans are limited to one ballot during the voting period, which runs until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 23. Fans can vote for up to one player on each ECHL Member Team’s ballot before hitting the “Cast Vote” button at the bottom of the voting page. The results of the Fantasy Team voting will be announced the week of Feb. 23.
“The Meigray/ECHL partnership has brought our fans authentic game-worn jerseys for over a decade now,” said ECHL Director of Marketing and Licensing Todd Merton. “The ECHL is proud to partner with the MeiGray Group to once again provide our loyal fans the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind jersey worn by their favorite player.”
“The jerseys keep getting better and better, and we’re delighted to help the fans build their game-worn jersey collections,” said Barry Meisel, MeiGray’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Fantasy Team jerseys will be available for bid starting on Tuesday, March 17. A complete list of auction dates will be announced at a later date.
The selected Fantasy Team players will wear the one-of-a-kind jersey per the game schedule below.
Fantasy Team Jersey Schedule
Thursday, March 5
Friday, March 6
Saturday, March 7
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14
Friday, March 20
Saturday, March 21
About The MeiGray Group
The leading distributor of game-worn hockey jerseys, The MeiGray Group has sold more than 7,000 ECHL game-worn jerseys since 2002-03.
The MeiGray Group, which has sold more than 50,000 game-worn jerseys since its inception in 1997, partners with USA Hockey and directs the NHL-MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. MeiGray Group also partners with the National Basketball Association.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 556 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 15 who made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had 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 Facebook and Twitter.