Erie Otters unveil green ice to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Picture)
I’ll see your lame four-leaf clover hat and raise you an entire hockey rink. That’s what the Erie Otters of the OHL are saying about St. Patrick’s Day and gimmicks that go along with it, as they have decided to dye their ice green for the festivities. According to Puck Daddy, the Otters have been rolling out (spraying out?) the green ice for a few years now as part of their Fan Appreciation Night which benefits the Mario Lemieux Foundation. They will also be auctioning off St. Patty’s Day jerseys, which you see in the photo to the right.
As was the case with the pink ice that Missouri State unveiled to support breast cancer, I’m all for the cause. Having said that, I have no idea how anyone could play a hockey game on either surface. If I had to skate around on green ice I’m pretty sure I’d have a headache halfway through the first period. That’s probably why I’m sitting behind a computer and they’re skating around hitting each other.