Steve Eirish has been an engineer for The Classic Center and the official Zamboni machine driver for the Georgia Ice Dawgs hockey team for 12 years now. In between the exciting plays, Eirish has been known to go out with a flag and pump up the crowd to cheer on the Ice Dawgs. Hockey fans enjoy the added excitement from Eirish and even press up against the glass to watch him drive the Zamboni machine around the ice.
Steve Eirish, the Zamboni driver for Georgia’s home matches, began making his regular appearances on the ice between periods and quickly became part of the attraction.
The Georgia hockey team traveled to the Savannah Hockey Classic on Jan. 17 and 18, defeating two rivals to win the tournament title.
In July 2019, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission added a proposal to provide $34 million toward the construction of a new arena at The Classic Center.