Gotham on ice

Batman, Riddler drop the gloves in ECHL game

The Toledo Walleye and Evansville Icemen of the East Coast Hockey League wore special hero-themed hockey sweaters on Saturday night as part of a charitable endeavour.

Themed jerseys were part of Heroes Night in Toledo

The Toledo Walleye and Evansville Icemen of the East Coast Hockey League wore special hero-themed hockey sweaters on Saturday night as part of a charitable endeavour. (Facebook.com/Walleye)

The Toledo Walleye and Evansville Icemen of the East Coast Hockey League wore special hero-themed hockey sweaters on Saturday night as part of a charitable endeavour.

The Walleye players were dressed in Batman jerseys, while the Icemen countered with uniforms resembling the Riddler. This event was intended to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Batman's presence in comic books.

Late in the third period, these opposing skaters, perhaps channelling the characteristics of the rival superheroes, decided to drop the gloves.

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It could also just be that tempers had boiled over as they often do in a blowout. Toledo was in front 6-1 at the time. 

No word on whether these particular jerseys had any increased value in the charitable auction following the game. 

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