Thursday, June 16, 2005

Goons on Ice finds a home

The Northern British Columbia city of Prince George will be home to the Enforcers ball come August 27th. The much delayed and frequently questioned tough guy brawl for it all, has found a location willing to provide a rink, accommodations and at least a welcome, all be it purely on a cash basis.

Having been denied the chance to showcase their wares in Winnipeg and Minnesota, promoter Darryl Wolski who has had his problems finding a home for his wayward band of journeymen enforcers figures that Prince George and his crew will be a good fit, despite suggestions that the impending fisticuffs may actually be illegal.

Described as Hockey fights without the hockey game to get in the way, the Battle of the Hockey Enforcers will feature sixteen "tough guys" tee it up at centre ice for a number of short brawls, with the winners taking home an undisclosed cash prize for their efforts and bruises.

Wolski anticipates a big crowd at the CN Centre in Prince George and many others tuning in on pay per view and cable television. It's taken Wolski eighteen months to finally get his venture close to a launching pad so when he received the clearance from the Prince George Athletic commission and the city of Prince George he got busy with his organizing.

However, not everyone is looking forward to the Enforcers on Ice, former NHL player and tough guy Nick Kypreos counts himself as one firmly against the plan. Suggesting it's purely cockfighting at it's finest and an embarrassment to hockey.

The 16 lads prepare their knuckles for their dates with destiny or embarrassment on August 27th.

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