WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) announced today that the World’s Top Professional Eater Joey Chestnut (@joeyjaws) will compete in a pie-eating contest during the first intermission of the Worcester Railers Home Opener presented by Table Talk Pies at the DCU Center on Saturday, Oct 23 at 7:35 p.m. vs. the Maine Mariners.
Ranked first in the world by Major League Eating and the 14-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating champion (2007-14, 2016-21), Joey Chestnut will meet with fans prior to the game before competing in a pie-eating contest on the ice during the first intermission. Chestnut will compete against local celebrities and two lucky fans.
Fans will have an opportunity to compete against the world record championship eater by purchasing a raffle ticket for $5 by clicking HERE. Funds raised will benefit the Worcester Railers HC Foundation. Two lucky winners will be selected and will receive two tickets to Opening Night and an opportunity to compete against Joey Chestnut. The raffle will close Oct 21 at 10 a.m. with winners being selected at random at noon. Competitors will be announced before Opening Night.https://railershc.com/joeychestnut/
WORCESTER — The Worcester Railers invited a legend of different sorts to the DCU Center for the team’s season-opener Saturday night.
His name is Joey Chestnut. And he came. He saw. He devoured 12 four-inch Table Talk blueberry pies in 90 seconds.
Chestnut, the 14-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, was part of the game’s many festivities, adding to the arena’s fun atmosphere that followed the hockey team’s layoff due to the pandemic. Chestnut was the highlight of a pie-eating contest.https://www.telegram.com/story/news/2021/10/24/hungry-hockey-champion-eater-joey-chestnut-kicks-railers-season-devouring-12-table-talk-pies/6130719001/
This is exactly how you get people in the seats. Opening night always creates a buzz but do you know what’s better than opening night? Opening night with arguably one of the greatest athletes of my generation. Sure, t-shirt cannons and a goofy mascot elevate the atmosphere of an ECHL game but the presence of the man who took down Kobayashi had the entire east coast BUZZING. Stick taps to the entire Railers organization for truly understanding and recognizing what an ECHL fan needs to be entertained.