Marvel Super Hero Nights are returning to the ECHL for the 2018-2019 season, offering ECHL ice hockey fans a chance to enjoy specialty jerseys, character appearances and co-branded ECHL/Marvel merchandise.
The renewed deal comes on the heels of last year’s successful partnership. This year’s deal will bring brand-new jersey designs that will feature Black Panther, Ant-Man, Star-Lord, Groot and Rocket Raccoon.
“Marvel is thrilled to partner with the ECHL again to bring together some of our most popular characters with professional hockey teams across the country,” says Mike Pasciullo, senior vice president, marketing and communications, Marvel. “We’re excited to provide both new and returning fans with more ways to experience the Marvel Universe this season.”
Throughout the season, each ECHL team will adorn Marvel-themed jerseys and host Marvel Super Hero Night games that feature their respective Marvel characters. ECHL-Marvel-themed jerseys will be auctioned off via The MeiGray Group. For a list of ECHL-Marvel Super Hero Night games nearest you, visit Marvel.com.
In other Marvel news, Disney Movie Rewards will celebrate Marvel Studios’ 10th Anniversary with a limited-release pin collection designed by artist Truck Torrence of 100% Soft. The Marvel Studios’ Emoji Pins collection will feature 16 Marvel Cinematic Universe characters.The first collection includes Ant Man, Wasp, Star-Lord and Gamora. The characters will be presented on a heavy-weight Marvel Studios backer card, and each detailed enamel pin will be affixed with round “button” clutches and will come in a sealed poly bag to preserve them.
Pin set No. 1 is available now via DisneyMovieRewards.go.com. Pin Issue No. 2 is set for release on Jan. 8, 2019.