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WHL player goes down hard during playoff brawl

- April 11th, 2014

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The WHL playoff series between the Portland Winterhawks and Victoria Royals began with a nasty line brawl in game one and ended literally with a knock out punch.

The Winterhawks advanced to the Western Conference final Thursday night following their 5-1 win over the Royals to take the series in five games, but the game was marred by two brawls, which included three ejections in the middle frame.

With the Royals down 3-1 as the horn sounded to end the second period, Victoria’s Austin Carroll gave Portland’s Dominic Turgeon a cheap shot in the faceoff circle at the Winterhawks end, which ignited the melee between both teams.

Victoria’s Steven Hodges then engaged with Turgeon before being separated by a linesman. Hodges then skated past Portland’s Derrick Pouliot and gave him a punch to the back of the head while he was tangling with Victoria’s Joe Hicketts. Seconds later, Hicketts was floored by a punch from Pouliot. Hicketts had trouble getting up and had to be helped off the ice by a trainer and fellow teammate.

The game ended with 153 minutes in penalties and lots of bad blood between both teams.

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2 comments

  1. Mike | April 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    amazing ko – serves him and his team right for having that goon give him a shot in the back of the head. Well deserved ko

  2. Fozz | April 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Can’t believe buddy punched a dude who was clearly engaged, right in the back of the head, it’s losers like this who take whatever honour is left in the art of fighting in hockey and destroy it.

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