Wranglers become superheroes to benefit UMC children’s hospital

The Las Vegas Wranglers may not be able to use their spidey-sense to win their game this weekend, but they can at least play superheroes for the day.

The Wranglers will wear Spider-Man-themed jerseys during their Saturday game against the Idaho Steelheads at The Orleans Arena, with one player giving the shirt off his back to a fan. The rest of the players’ jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Nevada at University Medical Center.

Fans of the Wranglers reacted positively to the jerseys, if not for the charitable cause then because they liked the idea of a bunch of Spider-Men skating around on the ice.

“The super hero jerseys are sick,” one fan tweeted.

“The Las Vegas Wranglers will be sporting Spider-Man jerseys this Saturday! I find this awesome, as well,” tweeted another.

Saturday’s game will be the second of a five-game series. The series will then finish up in Boise.

The Wranglers have won just one of their past 12 games and are in last place in the ECHL’s Pacific Division. Their Friday game against the Steelheads will be their first since blowing a two-goal lead and losing to the Bakersfield Condors 6-5 on Tuesday.

The Wranglers didn’t provide information on how much they expected to raise on Saturday from the jersey auction.

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