Thursday, August 18, 2011

Evansville confirms Sgroi signing

Veteran left wing labeled the "new sheriff" (did they have an old one?)

The Evansville IceMen have announced the signing of former Brahmas enforcer Mike Sgroi, confirming the big man's own announcement via Facebook. Never at a loss for the dramatic in their press releases, the IceMen played up the addition this way:

Having attained a long-running reputation as one of the most feared, revered, intimidating physical specimens in minor pro hockey lore and annals, Sgroi brings his unique blend of talents to Southwest Indiana to inject another important dimension into the IceMen team’s on-ice persona.

“Mike will certainly add a strong physical presence in our lineup for the upcoming season," Evansville head coach Rich Kromm said. "He is especially strong in the corners, goes to the net hard and always plays hard. There should be more room on the ice when he is on the ice. Also, we can’t lose sight of the fact that he brings a real wealth of experience to our club and that he has the ability to be a versatile player for our team.”

And we'll just leave it at that.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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