Black Hawks Host First Star Wars Night

December 17, 2017 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Waterloo Black Hawks

News Release

Waterloo, Iowa-The epic struggle of the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire comes to Young Arena on Saturday, January 20th when the Waterloo Black Hawks host the Muskegon Lumberjacks at 7:05 p.m.

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters this evening, the Black Hawks are proud to reveal details of the team's first game dedicated to the film series which has captivated generations of movie-goers and science fiction fans. Those in attendance will see Waterloo players wearing one-of-a-kind jerseys, meet characters from the films, and participate in contests and activities related to the Star Wars franchise.

"On behalf of the Black Hawks, I would like to thank the people of Lucasfilm," said Black Hawks Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joe Greene. "They have been great to work with and shown tremendous enthusiasm. I know this will be a night that Black Hawks fans and Star Wars fans will remember for a long time."

Get into the spirit of the evening with characters from the movies on hand in full costume. Star Wars fan club the 501st Central Garrison will represent the Dark Side during the opening faceoff and on the arena concourse. Plan to snap pics throughout the evening and share them with the hashtag #WBHStarWars.

Regardless of what side of The Force fans find themselves, everyone can combine their love of movies and hockey with the Marco's Mind Trick package. Call the Black Hawks and tell us to give you two attack zone tickets, a Family Video movie rental, a certificate for a large, two-topping Marco's pizza, and two lightsabers for $40, and we will. You don't even have to be a Jedi.

When the Hawks step onto the ice against the Lumberjacks, Waterloo will be wearing jerseys featuring a storm trooper helmet on one sleeve, a TIE fighter on the other, and the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader below the Black Hawks' logo. Player names and numbers will appear in white on the red and black sweaters.

After the game, the jerseys will be auctioned, with profits benefitting Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Through the organization, Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With financial support, volunteering or by adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. To learn more, visit WeBuildHabitat.org.

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