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Only in Vegas: Minor league team to go “topless”

Jan 31, 2013, 8:04 AM EDT


On Tuesday, the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers proudly (or so we assume) announced that the team would hold an “Over 18 Night” on Feb. 4 where the players will go “topless.”

In reality, they will be donning what has to be one of the most unique jerseys in the history of North American professional hockey. The new uniforms come complete with drawn on abs and nipples.

“The guys have never looked to be in better shape,” Wranglers President and Chief Operating Officer Billy Johnson said. “Nor have they appeared to be as identical.”

And hey, if that – along with “mild adult humor” – is not your thing, the Wranglers have plenty of other promotions planned for the season, including their third annual Regrettable Tattoo Night.

The ECHL is the minor league level just below the American Hockey League and the Wranglers were formerly affiliated with the Calgary Flames and then the Phoenix Coyotes. Dallas Stars coach Glen Gulutzan served as the Wranglers’ coach and GM from 2003-2009 and was recognized as the league’s top bench boss in 2005–06 with the John Brophy Award.

(Imagine courtesy of the Wranglers’ official website)

  1. wallio - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    And to think, when I was younger, I used to wonder why hockey was only a niche sport. This goes a long way towards explaining it.

  2. Stiller43 - Jan 31, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Do they have a black guy on their team?

  3. lesleyvissersfacelift - Jan 31, 2013 at 12:14 PM


  4. darksidecowboy - Jan 31, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    What happens in Vegas should most definitely STAY in Vegas, I’m throwing up as I type this.

  5. wethog66 - Jan 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Pretty F-ing stupid.

  6. hockeyflow33 - Jan 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    How soon until I can purchase these for a tournie team?

  7. ironmike778 - Jan 31, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    You gotta be kidding me. So weak.

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