Two minor-league hockey teams are wearing 8-bit jerseys

Thursday October 29th, 2015

The Toledo Walleye and Fort Wayne Komets (those are minor-league hockey teams, if you couldn’t tell by the names) will take the ice next month looking like Nintendo games.

FIRST LOOK: The Walleye and Komets will wear these totally rad retro #videogame jerseys on '8-Bit Night': November 21.

A photo posted by Toledo Walleye (@toledowalleye) on

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The Walleye are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the North American release of the Nintendo Entertainment System with an 8-Bit Night promotion. The jerseys are modeled after Super Mario Bros., though the team has to refer to the characters on the jerseys as “a certain plumber and his spike-shelled nemesis” for legal reasons. 

The jerseys will go straight from the locker room to a live auction after the game, with proceeds going to support three charities. 

- Dan Gartland

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