Continuing our never-ending quest to promote the most outlandish minor league hockey jerseys, we bring you the Allen Americans of the CHL and what they'll wear on Friday night against the Wichita Thunder.
As part of McDonald's Night, the one and only Ronald McDonald will make an appearance inside Allen Event Center and really taking the promotion up a notch the Americans themselves will be dressed like the famous fast food clown:
That's Tyler Ludwig (son of former NHLer and Americans co-owner, Craig) and Adam Pineault getting their clown on ahead of Friday's game.
The Americans use red helmets and will sport striped socks, which will provide a bit of Ronald McDonald authenticity. We're hoping yellow gloves and painted red skates are part of the complete package. If only the Americans' goaltender was allowed to wear a different colored jersey, like in soccer. Combine all that padding with a purple jersey and he'd make a flawless Grimace.
The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game benefiting Ronald McDonald House charities and will join the pantheon of previous McDonald's-related looks used by the Kalamazoo K-Wings and Albany River Rats, among others, in the past.
Burger King must not feel the need to get in on the jersey promotion game, feeling that what the Los Angeles Kings once wore is more than enough.
Pass or Fail: The Allen Americans McDonald's Night jerseys.
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