Coaches Drop The Gloves In Benches Clearing Brawl

Hockey fights are typically reserved for the pros, but not last night. Michigan Tech and Arizona State (yes Arizona has hockey) played a chippy game which Tech ended up winning 5-3, but none of the highlights were as great as this one after the final horn sounded:

The two teams combined for 24 penalties, totaling 59 minutes, a lot of which came from the fight. A couple good shoves from the coaches, and some nice shots by a few of the players made for a nice end to a Husky win.

Here’s another view, with some of the story as to how it started:


Now, some people may say that the coaches aren’t setting a good example for the kids, but I disagree. It’s good to see that a coach is going to stand up to people who call him or his players bush league. It’s just like a basketball coach chewing out a ref and getting a technical, in the sense that he’s going out there to send a message to his team, and to the other team in this case, that he won’t just sit there and take it. The only difference is that hockey is a tough sport, so instead of whining to the refs, Coach Shawhan dropped the gloves alongside his players instead.

Bold strategy coach, and ASU: Just Go Home.

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