Chaotic line brawl breaks out in AHL game resulting in nearly 200 penalty minutes

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Hershey Bears contest Saturday night turned into an all out brawl. Watch as the two teams drop the gloves and combine for over 150 penalty minutes in the span of two minutes. Suspensions are definitely coming.
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Fans in Hershey, Pa., on Saturday saw seven goals, four goaltenders and nearly 200 penalty minutes in a game that turned into mayhem late in the second period.

The contest between the hometown Hershey Bears and visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers got out of hand with less than five minutes left in the second frame, and tempers really flared when Tigers winger Brett Gallant went after Bears winger Chris Brown as he was headed into the penalty box.

A quick rundown of the box score goes a little like this: Bridgeport’s Gallant, Justin Courtnall and goaltender Kevin Poulin all received fighting majors and game misconducts, Scott Mayfield got a fighting major and a game misconduct for leaving the bench and Cam Reid received a roughing minor and ten-minute misconduct; Hershey’s Brown, Connor Carrick and Kris Newbury got majors for fighting along with game misconducts, Steve Oleksy got a roughing minor and ten-minute misconduct and Liam O’Brien received a game misconduct for being the third man into an altercation and an additional game misconduct for leaving the bench.

Got all that? There were additional penalties to the involved parties, but that’s the shorthand version that should give you an idea what kind of discipline is in the offing.

Suspensions are going to be levied, of that there is no doubt. O’Brien, who left the bench to get involved in the fracas, will likely get hit with the heaviest hand of them all.

When all was said and done, Hershey limped away with a 4-3 victory. The two teams meet again on March 29 in Bridgeport.

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