The Erie Otters of the OHL also get their Irish on for March 17 — by turning their ice green. Nothing like taking a hard hit to the glass, getting your bell rung and then trying to reestablish equilibrium by staring at a rink that looks like someone spilled a bottle of mouthwash ...
This is the Otters' last home game of the regular season, so it's a combination of St. Patrick's Day and Mario Lemieux Foundation/Fan Appreciation Night. They've been doing the green ice thing for a few seasons at Tullio Arena. They also have special jerseys that are auctioned for charity; here is Otters Merchandise Manager Amber Johnson modeling the jersey.
Notice the numbering? That's a Tampa Bay Lightning-inspired font from the late 1990s. (Rob Zamuner approves.) They're pretty cool looking; for the bar was pretty much set at leprechaunian levels after this one.
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