In these days of summer swelter, the thought of going for a Crocodile Mile-type slide to cool me down is enticing. That doesn't make viewing these pictures or the video after the jump of what appears to be a standard initiation rite in New Zealand hockey: stripping down to your skivvies and sliding around the ice. Hey, wait up guys, Frodo and Sam want to join.

Yeah, I went for the obvious Lord of the Rings joke. Jermaine and Bret would roll their eyes at me. Ack! Another obvious reference!