It's tough to get fans to come to minor league hockey games, because the players constantly go from the NHL to the minors. Plus there isn't the same excitement at minor league games that there is in the pros.
Teams come up with promotional ideas for game days to draw more fans and create a more enjoyable experience. Sometimes these promo ideas are pretty crazy.
Let's look at six of the most ridiculous ones in minor league history. Feel free to share promo ideas that you think were crazy in the comment section below.
The Las Vegas Wranglers had an "adults only" night on December 6, 2011. This is exactly the type of promotional ideas that a team in a place like Las Vegas would have.
The Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL actually had a "Charlie Sheen Night" on March 12, 2011. This was when Sheen's popularity was skyrocketing and is one of the most ridiculous promo ideas we have ever seen.
The Las Vegas Wranglers had a "Dick Cheney Hunting Vest Night" in 2006. This was after the former Vice President's hunting accident. A number of fans received vests as they entered the arena. This is certainly one of the most creative promotional ideas that you will ever see.
The Las Vegas Wranglers make this list again with another fantastic promotion. The team did a "Rod Blagojevich Prison Uniform Night" promotion in January of 2009.
Earlier this year, the San Antonio Rampage had a "Pucks and Paws" night that allowed fans to bring their pet dogs to the game with them. This was definitely a cool promotion.
The Lake Erie Monsters had some Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders in attendance at a game during the 2007-08 season, which made the game a little more enjoyable for the fans. It's not often that you see NFL cheerleaders at hockey games.