A taste of the WWE will be coming to the WHL in March.
The Calgary Hitmen unveiled the first look at their Bret "The Hitman" Hart-themed jerseys this week, paying tribute to the world-famous WWE wrestler who hails from Calgary, with Hart himself even modeling the sweater in the team's promotional photos taken at a press conference earlier today.
The Hitmen will wear these jerseys during their matchup against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Mar. 5 as part of their Bret "Hitman" Hart game in partnership with the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. Hart himself was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.
Following the game, the Hitmen and the Prairie Wrestling Alliance will put on "Battle of the Dome II", which will see a ring be constructed on the arena's ice and serve as the battleground for five wrestling matches between the best talent the PWA has to offer.
The event is being held in support of prostate cancer research and treatment, with the jerseys being signed by players following the game and then auctioned off to the public, with all net proceeds going to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a jersey of their own when they go on sale.
Of course, all proceeds from the retail sales will be donated to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre, as well.
Hart, who was born in Calgary in 1957, is one of the most prolific wrestlers in the history of the WWE. Hart has held championships in five different decades throughout his 32-year professional wrestling career, retiring in 2000 with a total of 32 to his name.