Total Pro Sports – During a British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Doyle Cup Regional Championship game between the Vernon Vipers and the Grande Prairie Storm a melee ensued after Storm enforcer Elias Grossmann elbowed Vipers’ forward Bryce Kakoske into the boards with 26 second left in the game.
Storm’s Elias Grossmann was looking for someone to fight as his team was about to lose the game 6-2 to the Vipers. But the only problem was that Grossmann who had lost his mind, skated around the rink trying to fight any Viper he could get his hands on.
“Grossmann lost his cool trying to pick a fight with the other Vipers on the ice, who, realizing Hockey Canada’s one-fight rule was in effect (meaning they’d miss the next game), declined.”
Grossmann also got tangled up with the referee and at one point was fighting him off to get to the other Vernon Vipers players that were still on the ice. But somehow the refs regained control of the enforcer and escorted him off the ice.
“As Grossmann was being forcibly escorted off the ice by Liefke, he spat in the linesman’s face. Referee Andrew Guest handed the former Penticton Vee a match penalty.”
This is why some fans of the game want fighting removed from hockey because if this was in a parking lot, Elias Grossmann would have been charged.
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