Sunday, January 20, 2013

Rockford Icehogs Line Brawl with the Grand Rapids Griffins

On the night that the NHL showcased its opening night of this 2013 NHL season with 13 games the Rockford Icehogs took on the Detroit Redwings affiliate Grand Rapid Griffins and ALL HELL broke loose.

Whoever says pink is for sissies, wasn't at the BMO Harris Center in Rockford last night. The Hogs donned special pink jerseys and tinted the ice pink for their Pink the Rink promotion with the American Cancer Society. Pink was hardly a sissy color for the Hogs Saturday night, as about halfway through the second period an all out bench clearing brawl was set off.

The Hogs and Griffins amassed 202 penalty minutes and 13 players were ejected from the game, including both starting goalies. The best part of this video, which holds a special place in my heart, is watching Carter Hutton beat the piss out of Griffin's goaltender Petr Mrazak. All in all, the Hogs lost in a real nail biter 11-6. The fans to bid on the pink jerseys got a little piece of AHL history with their purchases. Enjoy the carnage:


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