Gotta love Ice Hockey

The Condors and Reign game erupted into an all out brawl, including goaltenders on Saturday night.

I love how there is a rule about not being allowed to be the third man in fight, and that clean fights are ok as well. The only suspensions were for the guys that jumped in as third man to a fight.

Reign left wing Kevin Estrada and Bakersfield defenseman Tyson Gimblett were suspended one game apiece for being the third players in to an altercation.

Estrada will miss tonight’s game against the Alaska Aces at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Considering the teams combined to receive 278 penalty minutes in the game – 28minutes short of the ECHL record – a one-game suspension and no serious injuries were a very mild fallout for the Reign.

Within the Reign dressing room Monday, the prevailing emotion was pride.

“They’ve got to do what they can to make sure they can sell tickets,” Reign coach Jason Christie said of the Condors. “We’ve all been in that situation. I really like how our guys stuck together. That’s hockey.”

Estrada expressed similar sentiments.

“It’s old-time hockey,” he said. “Guys were held accountable; that’s great. I’m proud that everybody jumped in.”

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  • Agent BallSack

    Awesome body check to start the brawl. We need more of this in rugby.

  • Hakimofphut

    Most boring sport …ever
    Just played by knuckleheads  whose only ability is they can skate.
    No skills  required … makes rugby union seem like chess…

    • Alsh

      Spoken like a real dickhead

  • Coventry

    WO – This movie should hit our shores shortly – Goon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1456635/)

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