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Line Brawl Erupts During WHL Game (Video)

by: JamieD On  Tuesday, November 29, 2011

whl line brawlThe dying seconds of Sunday’s WHL game between the Swift Current Broncos and the Portland Winterhawks may not have provided 439 minutes in penalties, like we witnessed during a Finnish league game earlier in the weekend, but they did give us a rather entertaining line brawl that also included a spirited bout between both team’s goaltenders.

The melee began with 1:23 left in regulation, as a member of the Broncos was checked hard into the boards by a Portland defender.  That got all five players on the ice from both teams involved in some pushing and shoving, and before you knew it, ten pairs of gloves were sprawled on the ice as punches started to fly from every angle.  Finally, Portland netminder Mac Carruth and Swift Current’s goalie Austin Smith took the long skate from their respective nets to center ice in order to give the fans exactly what they were hoping for…

…A Goalie Fight!

When it was all said and done, 66 minutes in penalties and 10 game misconducts were handed out by the officials.  Here is a look at how it all transpired.

Hat Tip – [TSN]