A massive brawl broke out over the weekend at the conclusion of a game between the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush and Tulsa Oilers, resulting in 216 penalty minutes and five suspensions.

By SI Wire
January 04, 2016

A massive brawl broke out on Saturday night at the conclusion of a game between the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush and Tulsa Oilers, resulting in 216 penalty minutes and five suspensions.

Shortly after a three-player dust-up with around 27 seconds left in the contest, the final horn sounded and the Rush held on to beat the Oilers, 4–3. What followed was a fight much greater in magnitude.

Tulsa’s Mathieu Gagnon left the bench to join a multi-player scuffle, which started an all-out melee involving both goalies.

Gagnon was suspended for eight games, while Tulsa goalie Kevin Carr, who charged in from center ice, was banned for three. Rapid City’s Garret Clarke and Jonathan Narbonne received five-game suspensions for leaving the bench to join the fray, and Emerson Clark got one game.

The Rush are the ECHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers are affliated with the Winnipeg Jets.

- Kenny Ducey

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