After a tough 6-3 loss to the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday, the Trail Smoke Eaters will have some backup when they play their final home game of the season on Saturday against the West Kelowna Warriors.
Sully and Force, aka the Green Men, will touch down in Trail courtesy of Pacific Coastal Airlines on Saturday and visit the Cominco Arena for the Smoke Eater game as one of their final stops on their “Green Men Farewell Tour.”
Much like “grit and determination,” or “the ridiculous and the sublime” the Green Men have become eponymous with fans who will stop at nothing to help their team win.
Ryan “Sully” Sullivan and Adam “Force” Forsythe are famous for their antics at Vancouver Canucks hockey games; plunged in their electric green morphsuits, the pair gesticulate wildly, crawling up the glass of the opposition’s penalty box, standing on their heads, and taunting players in an effort to throw off their game.
What began as a farce six years ago, has morped into a fan phenomenon, but for Sullivan and Forsythe the time has come to call it quits.
The Green Men announced their retirement in November, and began their Farewell Tour on Jan. 10 in Victoria, visiting just 10 B.C. Cities, including Trail – its seventh stop – on Saturday, before they hang up their suits for good in Vancouver on Mar. 13.
Sully and Force will be signing autographs and giving fans a final photo opportunity at the Cominco Arena with donations going to support Kidney Cancer research.
The Smoke Eaters conclude their home season on Saturday against West Kelowna with the puck drop at 7:30 p.m. Come out and show your support for the home team and bid a fond farewell to Sully and Force – the Green Men.