Congratulations to the 2016-17 Red Rockers!
Green Jerseys Bring Hershey Luck on St. Patrick’s Day
At the midpoint of this game, I made a comparison between what was happening on the ice and a ping-pong game. I was mistaken. A more accurate comparison would be a game of pinball – plenty of back-and-forth, a healthy dose of bashing into the walls, and enough singing iron to nominate the goal posts for the AHL equivalent of Vezina.
Or how Tomas Kundratek scored both regulation goals to force the OT/Shootout, putting him at 6 points in two games.
No, you’re here for the jerseys, and who can blame you? They’re not quite as spectacular as some of Hershey’s notorious fiascos. One might almost call them bland by comparison. But they’re still specialty jerseys, and the people of Hershey are still willing to shell out handsomely for them after the game (to the tune of over $39,000 (conservative estimate on the night totals out to $39,500, but it’s possible I missed a jersey in there).
A full gallery of images from the game will be going up on the author’s flickr over the next 36 hours.
ECHL Note: The Stingrays may not have had snazzy spruce-colored accents on their jerseys, but there was green beer on tap in Charleston, and the ‘Rays walked away with a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones.