A former NHL enforcer and Antigonish County native will be replacing his skates with dance shoes for a competition. Dennis Bonvie of Frankville was known for dropping the gloves during his career, wracking up 4,804 penalty minutes.
Now, Bonvie will take part in Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre, which will help raise money for local charities. Bonvie says he has no experience dancing, and has a lot to learn in the next month.
Bonvie will be partnered with professional dancer Lindsey Cronauer (crow-now-er). The event will take place on October the 21.
Frankville, Antigonish County native Dennis Bonvie has been inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame in Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Bonvie was a
member of the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and was named to the team’s Hall of Fame in the 2013-2014 season. Bonvie suited up for eight AHL and six NHL teams during his career. He retired from professional hockey in 2008. He’s now a scout for the NHL’s Boston Bruins.