Who says Hockey is dead?
The AHL is alive and well, thank you very much.
Saturday's game between the Norfolk Admirals and the Lowell Lock Monsters (a.k.a. Junior Hurricanes) was a doozy!
"Lowell jumped out to a 2-0 lead with first period goals by Chad Larose and Allan Rourke. At the end of the stanza as the teams were exiting the ice, an altercation broke out between Jim Vandermeer and a Lowell player, leading to brawl between the clubs. The result was several players from each team, including both starting goaltenders, and both head coaches were ejected from the game."
There were 177 penalty minutes assessed and according to ESPN, both coaches may be suspended for the entire rest of the season for their conduct. The game continued without further incident and no one was injured. Lowell went onto win 5-1.
Yee-hah! My kind of game!