On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world's most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself.

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Brett Harvey
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Jay Baruchel ... Self
Jarome Iginla ... Self
Chris Chelios ... Self
Brett Hull ... Self
Joe Kocur Joe Kocur ... Self
Wendel Clark ... Self
Sasha Lakovic Sasha Lakovic ... Self
Dave Schultz ... Self
Howard Bloom ... Self
Clark Gillies ... Self
Dave Semenko Dave Semenko ... Self
Kelly Chase Kelly Chase ... Self
Jeff Marek Jeff Marek ... Self
Bobby Hull ... Self
Victoria Silverwood Victoria Silverwood ... Self
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On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world's most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself.

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The story of the most misunderstood position in professional sports

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From conception to delivery this film took eight years to compete. See more »

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Brian McGratton: I'm a little different, I mean I look at another guy and I wanna beat his face in every time I see that guy on the ice.
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Are enforcers disappearing in NHL?
23 November 2020 | by mikavirSee all my reviews

Brett Harvey's documentary Ice Guardians (released in 2016) is about very interesting subject. I am an ice hockey fan and enforcers are one interesting part of the NHL matches. I have noticed that fights have decreased in recent years. This documentary told some reasons for that.

Many former NHL players who were enforcers told about being enforcer and the evolution of the role in the history of the NHL. Former players and most fans who were interviewed hoped that the role of enforcer wouldn't disappear completely. Couple of interviewed said that the health of enforcers is a priority.

The documentary isn't completely objective and could be little shorter. On the other hand some interviews are emotional for example Dave Semenko's thoughts about winning the Stanley Cup when he played in Edmonton. Better than average documentary. 7/10


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12 September 2016 (Canada) See more »

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