Occasionally we’ve featured guest columnists here on MayorsManor. For example, last Thanksgiving Scott Coffman from The Fourth Period penned an article about his love for NHL referees. We’ve also posted pieces from Kings prospects Kevin Gravel, Nick Shore and Ray Kaunisto. Today’s guest goes in a bit of different direction though. Jonathan Davis, a 20-year veteran of sports and entertainment writing and producing, chats with Sabina Scott – one of the players involved in a new start-up hockey league.
JD: Give the readers some insight into what the Bikini Hockey League is all about?
SS: The Bikini Hockey League is in negotiations for the league to begin as a reality show. This show will follow the making of and behind the scenes of the struggles and triumphs of putting together such an organization. We like to think of it as an interactive experience where you might watch the in’s and out’s of the league as well as get to know the players on a more personal level and then have the opportunity to go see them play on the weekend. The Bikini Hockey League is not only real in showing the daily lives, but the league itself will showcase numerous talented, athletic and beautiful women. These girls can flat out play with the best of them.
JD: Are you really just wearing bikini’s? What equipment if any?
SS: There’s a little more to it then just our bikinis. We wear bikini tops and compression shorts with padding on the hips and tailbone area. Then we wear shin pads, elbow pads, gloves, and helmets.
JD: Are you playing on ice or roller hockey?
SS: The bikini hockey league plays roller hockey. Although most of the girls experience is ice hockey we still tear it up and it’s a lot of fun.
JD: How much contact is allowed?
SS: It’s full contact! Finally no restrictions because we’re women! I can’t wait!
JD: Do teams have “tough girls”. You know, like “goons” in the NHL?
SS: Erin Honto likes to think she’s a “goon!” There’s a pic online with her head in my fists. Kinda looks like I might throw down! I think we’re all a bit aggressive. OK maybe not Jessica M. shes the sweetheart. But everyone else gets pretty tough once the puck drops!
JD: Did you grow up playing hockey?
SS: Of course I did, I’m Canadian!! I started out figure skating and then quickly switched over to hockey. I played both men’s and women’s hockey competitively for 16 years.
JD: Do you have brothers or sisters who also played?
SS: Yea, we’re kind of a hockey family. My older brother Graham played tier 2 Jr. A for the Kingston Voyageurs and Jr. B for the Strathroy Rockets. My two older sisters played competitively growing up as well. Actually even my dad tried to learn and played pickup a couples years. I say I got my talent from my Nana Scott in England. She used to tear it up in field hockey and was quite the athlete!
SS: I did know that actually. Brian Campbell’s dad was the principle at my elementary school. Brian was the guest speaker at my 8th grade graduation. Strathroy has produced a lot of great hockey players!
JD: This is obviously not a full time job, yet. What are you doing when you are not lacing up the skates?
SS: I recently started competing in bodybuilding competitions in the bikini division. Also I’m a server at the Barking Frog Nightclub in London (Ontario). We do a lot of events and its so much fun working there. like next week we are having frogtoberfest! Of course it has to be the best event over my birthday week! can’t wait for Das Boot and beer wench costumes.
JD: Favorite NHL player?
SS: I actually don’t have a favorite NHL player but ‘Steven Oleksy’ from the Hersey Bears weighed in and Alex Ovechkin is now my fav. But I do have a favorite BHL player.. Heather Josie Moore of course!!
JD: Would a “clothing malfunction” cause a stop in play or would you just keep going?
SS: Fortunately we have Paradise Bikini as the official sponsor of the BHL bikinis and uniforms. I think they do a really great job designing everything so we stay in them.
JD: If one of your opponents caused a “clothing malfunction”. How would you react?
SS: It’s hockey.. I’d probably toss out a chirp. I’m just excited to play the game I’m not concerned about the bikini aspect of it. I think.. Actually I know everyone will be surprised and impressed at how talent we are!
You can follow Jon Davis on twitter (@westcoasthky) and he recently started his own website (westcoasthky.com), plus he continues to provide content for The Hockey News and TSN in Canada. For more info on the Bikini Hockey League check out there website.