The East Coast Hockey League gave us Tim Thomas, the eclectic two-time Vezina Trophy winner who has had a horrible start to the season with the Florida Panthers.
Thomas only played six game in the second-tier minor pro hockey circuit, but he’s probably the most notable ECHL alumnus still playing. (OK, maybe it’s a tie with Jonathan Quick.)
Aside from graduating mainly bench-warming NHLers, the ECHL is known for its laundry list of desperate/excellent promo nights over the years. This season alone features snow globe giveaways, pillow fight night, and fat Tuesday.
Now, thanks to the Bakersfield Condors, the Edmonton Oilers ECHL-affiliate, there is a cemetery plot giveaway game.
The first-ever event takes place Jan. 31 in California. It is scheduled to follow Jan. 19′s Spongebob Squarepants meet-and-greet.
Billed as “outrageously awesome,” the Condors are selling the freebie night as a why not? promo.
Why not give people a burial plot free-of-charge, everybody dies someday. Duh.
“Certainly we don’t wish death on anyone, but when you live to be 120 years old and the time comes, we have you covered,” the club’s official website reads. ”Fans will have the opportunity to enter to win one grand prize of two cemetery plots (his and hers?!) and one lucky (or unlucky?!) fan will win.”
According to a column at SBMonthly.com, $350 is a bargain price for a single burial plot in New York. Prices surely vary depending on location, but it’s safe to say plots aren’t cheap.
Maybe the Condors are on to something here?