The Detroit Red Wings' ECHL team is holding an in-game wedding

The Toledo Walleye are holding a wedding for two season ticket holders.
Iowa Heartlanders forward James Sanchez, left, battles for possession with Toledo Walleye forward
Iowa Heartlanders forward James Sanchez, left, battles for possession with Toledo Walleye forward / Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen /

Good minor league hockey promotions and events never end. We thought we had seen the best when the Providence Bruins, AHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins, had a weekend filled with “Family Guy” themed games.

Giant chicken jerseys weren’t enough to steal the spotlight from what the Toledo Walleye are about to do for two very special fans.

The Walleye announced via Twitter that they will host an on-ice wedding for fans during this Friday’s game. While it may seem out of the box, the fans are said to be long-time season ticket holders. The Walleye must be a part of their story together so what a unique way to exchange vows.

It’s like that old movie said “How can you not be romantic about hockey?” Maybe they said that about baseball but still, the Walleye proved hockey can be romantic as well.

The Toledo Walleye are holding a very special event on Friday

You might think this lucky couple of Toledo fans would be the first to engage in a little matrimony on ice, but surprisingly there have been quite a few. Twelve couples won a radio station contest to get married during a Lake Erie Monsters back in 2008.

Back in 2018, a fan proposed on the jumbotron during a Vegas Golden Knights game and then got married a period later. The wedding was, of course, performed by an Elvis impersonator.

During the 2020-2021 playoffs a couple went straight from their wedding to a Golden Knights playoff matchup, subbing in for their “reception”.

The Prince George Cougars of the WHL hosted a “Vegas-themed” wedding at one of their home games during the 2019-2020 season, Elvis impersonator and all.

Not to be outdone, the Golden Knights offered free weddings to be done during pregame ceremonies of last year’s playoffs. Why should Stanley Cup championship rings be the only rings given out at T-Mobile Arena?

The best "marriage on ice" story might have happened north of the border. Last season a Vancouver Canucks fan married a Calgary Flames fan at a meeting between the two team’s AHL affiliate at the Calgary Saddledome.

A 2015 Flames game played a special part in the couple’s romance (we guess you can say it sparked the "flames" between them) so the Calgary Wranglers put together the on-ice ceremony during an intermission.

Then Calgary Flames head coach Daryl Sutter was in attendance at the game and was asked to be the official “witness” to sign the marriage license.

No word on how the idea of getting married at a Walleye game came up. The Walleye does have a “proposal” package on their website for fans who want to ask the big question on the jumbotron.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. Too bad the Walleye didn't do this a few weeks ago on Valentine's Day.