Hockey-Related Pay-Per-View Throws Out The Hockey, Just Throws Fists

Saturday night’s alright for fighting! And it’s also right for pay-per-views. So what could be better than a combination of both with a twist of hockey? Saturday night brought us the first edition of the “Ice Wars” pay-per-view, which contained zero hockey and all brawls.

For $19.95 you could have watched a series of bouts with players/fighters donning hockey equipment, sans the hockey gloves, and duking it out on the (synthetic) ice. The event, dubbed “Ice Wars – prize fighting on ice” was held in Enoch, Alberta.

In one bout, Chase Tippin, who played quite a few years of organized hockey, mostly in the Canadian junior leagues, faced Corey Allen, who currently plays in the WOAA, a senior hockey league in Canada.

In another bout, Daniel Amesbury, who spent some time in the CHL, squared off against Derek Parker, a 38-year-old player/enforcer from the U.S.

It’s very unlikely this is the last we will see from War On Ice, so if this hits your sweet spot, give @iceiswar a follow on Twitter, or you can check out their website.

As for Saturday night? Daniel “Diamond Hands” Amesbury beat them all and won the coveted “king of the rink” crown for the event. Replays of last nights fights are also available.

On a side note, the president of the new Ice Wars is none other than AJ Galante, the former teen General Manager of the Danbury Trashers. There is a good documentary on the team and their demise currently on Netflix, if you get the chance.

By Jon Sorensen

Photos From @YegTomBraid

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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7 Responses to Hockey-Related Pay-Per-View Throws Out The Hockey, Just Throws Fists

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sign me up!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where has this been all my life?

  3. jbsets says:

    That is so stupid. Playing hockey exposes players to CTE. This crap makes it almost for sure. I hope the money is worth it and they save or invest it rather than blow. I’m sorry this just makes me sick

    • Anonymous says:

      Yet you still watch/support hockey? Hypocrite.

      • jbsets says:

        How am I a hypocrite? I can enjoy hockey without enjoying the fights. I don’t find the fights to be anything other than stupid. It’s not allowed in other pro sports. Players generally get tossed for fighting, but hockey finds it entertaining. CTE is serious stuff. It’s a huge problem in hockey, football, and of course boxing. I feel so bad for athletes with CTE and their families. Not enough is done to keep them safe, so yeah, I’d like them to do away with the fighting.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ummm…so why not just watch a MMA or boxing match? Oof

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