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World's Top Professional Eater Joey Chestnut to Headline Worcester Railers Opening Night on October 23

October 14, 2021 - ECHL (ECHL) - Worcester Railers HC News Release

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) announced today that the World's Top Professional Eater Joey Chestnut (@joeyjaws) will compete in a pie eating contest during the first intermission of the Worcester Railers Home Opener presented by Table Talk Pies at the DCU Center on Saturday, Oct 23 at 7:35 p.m. vs. the Maine Mariners.

Ranked first in the world by Major League Eating and the 14-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating champion (2007-14, 2016-21), Joey Chestnut will meet with fans prior to the game before competing in a pie eating contest on the ice during the first intermission. Chestnut will compete against local celebrities and two lucky fans.

Fans will have the opportunity to compete against the world record championship eater by purchasing a raffle ticket for $5. Funds raised will benefit the Worcester Railers HC Foundation. Two lucky winners will be selected and will receive two tickets to Opening Night and an opportunity to compete against Joey Chestnut. The raffle will close Oct 21 at 10 a.m. with winners being selected at random at noon. Competitors will be announced before Opening Night.

Joey Chestnut meet-and-greet ticket packages will be sold and will include a ticket to the game, a voucher for a pie from Table Talk Pies, and the opportunity to meet the champion before the game. Only 250 ticket packages are available. To purchase the "Feed Me Hockey" ticket package, please click HERE.

A full rundown on the Worcester Railers Opening Night festivities will be announced at a later date. Please follow the Worcester Railers social media channels for up-to-date information.

"The Worcester Railers are excited to have Joey Chestnut launch the return of professional hockey to Worcester," said Railers President, Stephanie Ramey. "Our fans have been hungry for hockey the last 18 months and we thought Joey Chestnut would be perfect to launch our fourth season of ECHL action in Worcester."

Individual tickets start as low as $15 by calling 508-365-1750 or visiting

Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Cam McGuire. Watch all games online for a small fee at Full season memberships, mini-plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting

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