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Las Vegas Wranglers’ Spider-man jerseys are the best thing on the… web

Harrison Mooney
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The ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers are no strangers to cool promotions. Heck, they're going to be playing their home games next year on the roof of a casino. But that's next year. What are they doing this weekend?

Spider-man jerseys.

The Wranglers will be dressed as your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man Saturday, March 1, versus the Idaho Steelheads, after which the game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC. Jerseys will also be available in the team shop.

But wait! There's more! Spider-man himself will be in attendance, "live and in costume in the concourse during the game." They got Spider-man!

The real question now is whether it's just one of the actors from Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, which closed its curtains in New York a month ago and is reportedly heading to Vegas, or the real flipping Spider-man. It might be the real one.

Either way, we look forward to seeing how the Wranglers manage their powerplay in Spider-Man jerseys. With great power comes great responsibility, after all, so if they give up a shorthanded goal, it's a pretty good indication that they failed to heed the lessons for which Uncle Ben died.

We also look forward to seeing whether they come out in the third period in a hip, edgy, black version of the same jerseys, then start aggressively headshotting opponents and generally acting out of control. That happens to Spider-men.

In keeping with the theme of the evening, the posts and crossbar will be surrounded by a meshy material that looks a lot like webbing.

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Harrison Mooney is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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