Monday, August 15, 2011

Sgroi giving a complimentary NYTEX Whoopin' on the Mudbugs' James DeLory

Mike Sgroi says he's signed with the IceMen

Former Brahmas enforcer will police the new Evansville Arena

His new team hasn't announced it, but according to a Facebook post by our favorite Mixed Martial Artist, Mike Sgroi has signed with the Evansville IceMen.

Sgroi, who turned 33 on Sunday, signed with the Brahmas on January 6th and tallied four points (1 G, 3 A, -3) and 94 penalty minutes in 26 regular season games. He added an assist in three post-season contests. He played nine games with the Colorado Eagles prior to joining the purple and black. Following the Brahmas' elimination in the post-season, he was called up to the American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers for two games.

Sgroi was an easy fan favorite and took on the opposition's tough guys in regular bouts, often set up during pre-game warm-ups. He was an effective and necessary deterrent, part of the NYTEX triumvirate of toughness that included Roger Maxwell and Nathan Saunders.

Brahmas coach Dan Wildfong has decided to go in a different direction this season and Sgroi, entering his 12th pro season, had no trouble hawking his veritable talents. Evansville fans will be in for a treat.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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