Groin pulls got the better of Brent Williams, Derek Wood and Stew Malgunas, Jason Mager had a broken hand, and David Keough's foot looked like an inflated surgical glove after blocking a slapshot with his skate turned sideways.
But that didn't stop the Prince George Mohawks from putting on a show over the weekend.
They seemed to get better with age in their three-game senior hockey exhibition series with the Fort St. John Flyers.
For those who kept score, not that it really mattered, the Mohawks lost all three, 7-1 on Friday, 8-5 on Saturday and 4-2 on Sunday, in what will serve as the final tuneup for the Flyers before they begin their Allan Cup title quest this Friday as hosts of the six-team national tournament.
The real story was the return of senior hockey to Prince George ice after a 25-year absence and what it might mean for future endeavours next season for the Mohawks.
The fans at the Kin Centre and the Coliseum liked it, the players enjoyed playing real hockey with body contact again, and all indications are the Mohawks could become a regular addition to the local hockey scene if the team goes ahead with its plans to join the Central Interior Hockey League next season.
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