While hockey battles in Quebec are under the microscope in various leagues, a new sport is emerging: Ice Wars.
The goal is to deliver an on-ice fight, consisting of two one-minute rounds, but in a supervised manner.
In other words, Ice Wars makes brawl hockey the essence of the sport, but on ice, with rules and mixed martial arts (MMA) gloves.
In the arena, you need two fighters, each in their corner, as well as a referee. When the official blows his whistle and indicates a showdown, the fighters begin to fight, then put on a helmet, as well as full hockey gear.
One of the promoters of this new sport, Danny Cote, considers the sport to be comparable to the UFC, an American mixed martial arts federation. “It’s a championship formula, fighters are vying to win a purse throughout the evening. There are also unique fights, these are other weight classes,” Danny Cottier explained.
Trifluvien Jean-François Lafrance is currently a hockey player in the AAA Premier League and North American Hockey League. He is also the only Quebecer to fight on the ice. “I’m a hockey fighter, I love the feel and the sport of fighting too. It’s the only way I’ve found to fulfill my desires,” said Jean-Francois LaFrance.
Ice wars will be safer than hockey fights. “As with anything, when it is well framed and organized…I believe an organization like ours can have its place.” Fighters are ready and ready,” Danny Cote defended.
2e The event for this new sport will take place on August 6 in Edmonton.
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