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via YouTube The Chicago Wolves and Rockford IceHogs spent their St. Patricks Day combined for 174 penalty minutes in a massive brawl that made its way onto the Rockford bench. The incident took place at the end of the Rockford’s 2-1 win when Chicago forward Guillaume Desbiens ended up on the Rockford bench after completing his check. IceHogs forward Jeremy Morin began throwing punches at Desbiens and a massive pile-up of players ensued. It had the elements of a true bench-clearing brawl, except that the players didn’t actually have to clear the bench to fight.
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The Rockford Ice Hogs and the Chicago Wolves got into it pretty intensely on Sunday night very late in the third period. The Ice Hogs had a powerplay with 12.9 seconds left and with a 2-1 lead they were intent on letting the clock run out.
Ice Hogs forward Ben Smith was then hit through a door that wasn’t closed all the way by Guillaume Desbiens as they were taking the puck up...
The Blackhawks-Canucks rivalry doesn’t just involve the teams in Chicago and Vancouver.
On Sunday night the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs (Chicago’s affiliate), and the Chicago Wolves (Vancouver’s affiliate) showed hockey fans that the bad blood between the franchises trickles down into the AHL, too.
Pointed out by Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy, the two teams had a bench brawl on...
Nothing screams hockey rivalry more than a good, old fashioned brawl, much like the one that involved the Chicago Wolves and Rockford Ice Hogs of the AHL. Their brouhaha was of such monumental proportions that the fighting actually spilled over into the Ice Hogs’ bench, involved pretty well all the players from both teams, and led to 142 minutes in total penalties being handed...