Sunday, January 20, 2013

13 players ejected in wild benches-clearing AHL hockey brawl

An insane benches-clearing brawl broke out in the middle of an AHL hockey game and, when the mayhem settled, 13 players were ejected from the game during the second period of the Saturday night rumble.

The wild donnybrook broke out between the Rockford IceHogs (Chicago Black Hawks affiliate) and  Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings affiliate) players during "Pink in the Rink Night" to raise money to fight breast cancer research.

When the dust had settled, it might have been better named Red on the Rink night.

The IceHogs — wearing pink jerseys — trailed 6-3 when the succession of fights broke out.  Even the goalies dropped their gloves (always a crowd-pleaser) and tangled between themselves.

When the game was over, the teams had racked up 230 penalty minutes with four battles combined.

Oh yeah, the Griffins won, 11-6.

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