Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole other level.
In this awesome video posted on Instagram Sunday, the former Toronto Maple Leafs — now members of the New York Islanders — complete the viral challenge and nominate two ex-bosses turned rivals: Leafs general manager Dave Nonis and head coach Randy Carlyle.
Grabovski was bought out by the Leafs in July 2013 after a tumultuous season in Toronto, during which both Nonis and Carlyle were critical of the Belarusian centre. Sunday’s challenge could be considered a little bit of payback.
Originating in Boston, the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral among Boston athletes as a means to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and support 29-year-old former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, who is unable to speak and is confined to a wheelchair because of the disease.
The charitable effort has gone viral thanks to the Twitter hashtag #IceBucketChallenge and the fact that athletes doing it, including Sidney Crosby, are challenging others to try it.