Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs Engage In Bench-Clearing Hockey Brawl (Video)
With the NHL back in action, many of you hockey fans out there may have a tough time continuing to watch AHL games (that is, if you were even watching them in the first place). But on Saturday, the Rockford IceHogs and the Grand Rapids Griffins reminded the hockey world of one thing–when it comes to bench-clearing hockey brawls, few do it as well as the AHL, or, more specifically, the Rockford IceHogs.
Some of you may remember the bench-clearing brawl between the IceHogs and the Milwaukee Admirals
from back in April. Well, that fracas actually appeared to be fairly controlled compared to what we witnessed at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois over the weekend.
It all started following a Grand Rapids power-play goal in the second, which gave the Griffins the 6-3 lead. During the ensuing faceoff, the IceHogs’ Kyle Beach and the Griffins’ Riley Sheahan began exchanging punches. And soon enough, all hell broke loose on the ice.
Check it out:
That 3 minutes 30 seconds of action resulted in 202 penalty minutes and 13 game misconducts. And when it was all said and done, both teams would combine for an AHL single-game record 230 penalty minutes.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the IceHogs were wearing pink jerseys as part of their “Pink in the Rink” campaign, which is intended to raise breast cancer awareness. And what better way to raise awareness than with a bench-clearing brawl!!!