Wednesday, November 07, 2018

ECHL Announces Partnership with Nickelodeon for 2018-19 Season [Updated]


The ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) has announced that the League has partnered with Nickelodeon to host a “Nickelodeon Takeover Experience” at 26 home games during the upcoming 2018-19 season! The announcement was made yesterday (Monday 24th September 2018) at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Teams will be able to choose from popular Nickelodeon properties including Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and NickSplat, the network’s multi-screen destination dedicated to Nick’s legendary library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s, as the theme for their designated game.

As part of the experience, OT Sports will produce a set of Nickelodeon-themed jerseys for teams to wear on their selected night, and teams will build their in-game promotions around the characters of their choice.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the ECHL,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “Nickelodeon is a cherished brand for families in all of our markets, and the ability to bring their characters into our arenas will undoubtedly provide for a heightened game experience and welcome new fans into our buildings.”

“At Nickelodeon we create content and on-the-ground experiences that are fun, engaging and relevant to our audience, said Eddie Hill, from Nickelodeon Sports. “Through this expanded partnership with the ECHL, we will celebrate kids’ love for the action and excitement of hockey, combined with the Nick characters they love.”

ECHL – Nickelodeon Takeover Experience Game Dates

ECHL Team - Game Date

Adirondack Thunder - Mar. 16

Allen Americans - Dec. 1

Atlanta Gladiators - Nov. 17 (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend)

Brampton Beast - Feb. 18

Cincinnati Cyclones - Jan. 20

Florida Everblades - Oct. 27 (SpongeBob SquarePants)

Fort Wayne Komets - Dec. 29 (Double Dare)

Greenville Swamp Rabbits - Jan. 15

Idaho Steelheads - Dec. 15 (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Indy Fuel - Dec. 29

Jacksonville Icemen - Mar. 8-10

Kalamazoo Wings - Oct. 27 (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Kansas City Mavericks - Feb. 2

Maine Mariners - Dec. 28

Manchester Monarchs - Jan. 27

Newfoundland Growlers - Dec. 2

Norfolk Admirals - Mar. 2

Rapid City Rush - Dec. 29

Reading Royals - Dec. 16 and Mar. 24

South Carolina Stingrays - Dec. 15 (Double Dare) and Mar. 31 (PAW Patrol)

Toledo Walleye - Mar. 2

Tulsa Oilers - Jan. 5

Utah Grizzlies - Apr. 7

Wheeling Nailers - Jan. 12

Wichita Thunder - Nov. 17 and Mar. 23

Worcester Railers - Mar. 9

About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 31st season in 2018-19. There have been 641 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 18 who made their NHL debuts in the 2017-18 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Originally published: Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Additional sources: Wikipedia, The Journal Gazette.
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