Living life without regrets is often advised but it’s natural to sometimes look back and wonder what could have been. However, the Grand Rapids Griffins are taking it even further.
For their game today (Saturday, January 27) against the Belleville Senators, the American Hockey League team is hosting „What Could’ve Been Night,“ where they will take to the ice as the Grand Rapids Flying Toasters. „Flying Toasters“ was a submission for the Griffins‘ name-the-team contest back in 1995.
The transformation includes a logo featuring a red toaster with a sinister face and wings, wearing ice skates and holding a hockey stick, with pucks flying out of the slots on its back. Below it reads „FLYING TOASTERS“ in gold with a navy blue drop shadow and red outline.
This logo will appear front and center on the Flying Toasters jerseys, which have a light blue base with wide red stripes bordered in white and navy blue around the waist and sleeves. The collar will be red with laces in the front, and a winged G logo will appear on both shoulders. The sleeve numbers (and likely the back) will be white with red and navy blue trim.
Game-worn Flying Toasters jerseys will be auctioned off after the game, but there is no word yet on whether merchandise featuring the Flying Toasters logo will be available for purchase.
The puck drop between the Flying Toasters and the Senators will take place at 7:00 PM ET at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.