A comedy of errors led to an ECHL crew having to put on their opponents’ apply jerseys for a interval of their recreation over the weekend.
The jersey snafu occurred on Friday, November 16, because the Kalamazoo Wings traveled to the Huntington Middle in Toledo, Ohio, to tackle the Toledo Walleye. First, the opening faceoff was delayed half an hour after the Wings’ bus was concerned in a minor accident in Michigan. No gamers or workers had been harm within the crash.
However to pile on, previous to faceoff, the Wings realized they’d forgotten their jerseys again in Kalamazoo. That meant they needed to put on the Walleye’s white apply jerseys for the primary interval of the sport.
The jerseys had been delivered to the sector in Toledo in time for the Wings to vary into them for the second interval. It appeared the remainder of the Wings’ gear — together with helmets, pants, gloves and socks — had been obtainable at first of the sport.
The jerseys didn’t carry a lot luck for the Wings, as they fell behind 2-0 early within the first interval and ultimately misplaced the sport 4-2.
“It most likely affected one man greater than everybody else, and he’s upset that possibly he didn’t do his job there,” Wings head coach Joel Martin advised the Toledo Blade. “However [stuff] occurs. So, no situation there. We responded within the second and within the third, however it’s a must to have a greater begin.”
“I believed it was sort of humorous,” added Walleye goalie Jan Bednar. “It’s most likely a one-in-a-million state of affairs.”
The Walleye, in the meantime, had been sporting particular jerseys for his or her Hockey Fights Most cancers Night time. Their black jerseys featured purple striping and numbers on the again and sleeves. Additionally they had yellow accents, together with the define across the brand on the entrance and the names on the again.