Sunday, December 10, 2006

Fight Night in the Springs

After Colorado College scored in overtime to beat Alaska-Anchorage by a score of 4-3, a bench-clearing brawl broke out, and 11 players will have to miss their next game.

Anchorage will lose the services of Chris Tarkir, Blair Tassone, Jay Beagle, Chad Anderson, Mark Smith, and Kevin Clark for their first game next weekend they travel to Denver.

Colorado College will be without Addison DeBoer, Brandon Straub, Jake Gannon, Lee Sweatt, and Mike Testwuide for their next game against Bemidji State.

There's no YouTube video on this yet, but if there is, I'll be sure to post it. I'm interested to see if any further suspensions come out of this, since obviously it was a situation where players came off the bench and entered into a fight. Technically the game was over, but I'm guessing the fight started immediately after the goal was scored, so players probably shouldn't have been jumping into the fight. Chad Anderson was the only player on the ice at the time of the goal that got DQed. Maybe they'll stick with just the one game though.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What started it all?

cchockey said...

The search for a video continues, but one CC fan did get some good photos: http://new.photos.yahoo.com/theskin14/album/576460762365716390#page1

Anonymous said...

UAA is reported to have started it. And that's probably why they have more men suspended than CC. From radio reports (Kurt Haider) it sounded like a big battle. And then, of course, some CC fans just had to help by throwing trash on the ice.

Hopefully video turns up.

There is also an article about it on the Anchorage Daily News website, with some talk from the coach and a player.

Goon said...

Holy cow check out those pictures.
I can't imagine this has happened in some time in the springs.

Donald said...

Chris,
DU travels to Anchorage this week.
D

Anonymous said...

From what I was told, the Anchorage goalie was jumped...then both benches cleared.

Anonymous said...

Let's see.....UAA was hit with two penalties in the overtime period, the second an interference penalty called by the LINESMAN (when was the last time anyone has heard of or seen this happening?) with two minutes to go in the O/T so when CC scored the gamewinner in a game that UAA dominated and then their goalie was blasted, the UAA guys stepped up and made a statement. This officals preference for elite programs in the WCHA has been going on for years and the UAA players are tired of it. Six disquals is a small price to pay for them standing up to a bunch of punks who couldn't just take a cheap win and shake hands but who had to knock a freshman goaltender down to show they how tough they are when the game was over.

realfan said...

Anon @ 12:11. I think you are a bit off, because CC didn't take a shot at Lawson (who is not a freshman BTW) to start the fight. The fight started near the benches (where Lawson was NOT located).

AKCwolf said...

I think the goalie they are mentioning is Olthius but i don't know since i didn't write the last entry, but someone else on uscho had mentioned that the fight did start on Othius, who was named freshman of the weak by WCHA for his winning performance the night before.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure it was UAA players taking out CC's goalie at the end of the game, not the other way around. Don't spread rumors if you didn't actually see it, morons.