Ice Guardians

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Ice Guardians
Directed by Brett Harvey
Written by Brett Harvey
Release date
  • September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ice Guardians is a 2016 feature documentary film directed and written by Brett Harvey about ice hockey enforcers.[1][2][3][4][5]

The film includes interviews with former National Hockey League players including Hall of Famers Chris Chelios, Bobby Hull and Brett Hull. Other players interviewed include Dave Brown, Kelly Chase, Wendel Clark, Glen Cochrane, Riley Cote, Todd Fedoruk, Nick Fotiu, Mitch Fritz, Luke Gazdic, Clark Gillies, Brett Gallant, Eric Godard, Joey Kocur, Zenon Konopka, Jarome Iginla, Steve MacIntyre, Brian McGrattan, Gino Odjick, Colton Orr, Scott Parker, George Parros, Rob Ray, Dave Schultz, Dave Semenko, Zack Stortini, Rick Tocchet and Kevin Westgarth.[6]


Ice Guardians was included in Sports Illustrated 's "Best Of Film" in 2016.[7] and Newsweek's "Favorite Documentaries Of 2016".[8] The film was nominated for four "Rosie Awards" in 2017 including "Best Documentary Over 30 minutes"[9] and nominated for two "Leo Awards" including "Best Feature Documentary" and "Best Director".[10] The movie has received mostly positive reviews.[11][12][13][14]


  1. ^ Murthi, Vikram. "Ice Guardians Clip: Documentary Explores History of the NHL Enforcer". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Evans, Greg (21 October 2016). "Upstream Flix Gets Into Game, Acquires Hockey Enforcer Docu 'Ice Guardians'". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Role of NHL tough guys documented on big screen with premiere of Ice Guardians". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Former NHL tough guy Kelly Chase brings Ice Guardians to Saskatoon". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "'This is part of our culture'; Ice Guardians film shows the role of a hockey enforcer". 18 October 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Players - Ice Guardians The Movie". Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Best Of Film". 
  8. ^ "Our Favorite Films Of 2016". 
  9. ^ "Ice Guardians". Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2017". Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "'Ice Guardians' brings understanding, humanity to hockey enforcers". The Washington Times. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  12. ^ Crust, Kevin. "Documentary 'Ice Guardians' makes the case for hockey's enforcers". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Ice Guardians (2016) Review". 26 October 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Ice Guardians Glorifies Hockey's 'Enforcers'". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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