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Published February 29, 2012, 10:51 PM

WDAY Sports' Dom Izzo takes a spin on Moorhead's electric Zamboni

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - It's the part of a hockey game that most fans never see: when the Zamboni makes its appearance. But fans in Moorhead have a new reason to stick in their seats - a state of the art electric Zamboni.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

It's the part of a hockey game that most fans never see: when the Zamboni makes its appearance. But fans in Moorhead have a new reason to stick in their seats - a state of the art electric Zamboni.

Tonight we show you why this machine is so unique and why Moorhead will never let me near it ever again.

Denny Bushy – Moorhead Youth Arena Manager: “There's only 12 of them in the country. We're the only one in the Midwest that has brand new one.”

Dom: “What have you heard from the players? Has it been a noticeable difference on the ice?”

Denny: “The kids think it's the cat’s meow. They love it; they think the ice is awesome.”

Dom: “We talked before about how environmentally friendly the electric Zamboni is. Tell me a little about that.”

Denny Bushy: “With the electric Zamboni we don't have to take any air quality tests. We used to have to take a test tube and did an air quality test every week.

Dom: “How much do you tell me this cost?”

Denny: “About $135,000….but WDAY has plenty of money.”

Dom: “What do I do first here?”

Denny Bushy: “You have to go forward with the joy stick. Give a little bit of gas. Now you’re goin’. Now you want to give it some water. You are laying down water right now. Now watch where you’re goin’.

Dom: “This is why my dad wouldn’t let me mow his lawn.”

Denny: “You don’t want to look back to see how crooked you are. You turns aren’t the best either!”

Dom: “This has got to be the scariest moment in Moorhead Hockey history.”

Denny: “For the first time not bad.”

Dom: “I’m stepping on chunks here!”

Denny: “I don’t think the Sioux would want to play on it.”

Dom: “If you were to grade this from an A to an F on my Zamboni driving, what would you give me?”

Denny Bushy: “Well, I’d say come back again for some more training. But I’d say you did really well for the first time with no training. You did fine….you can start this Saturday. I need someone at 5…”

Dom: “Alright, sign me up…”

Denny: “Five AM!”

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