Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 1/20/13
Boy, that escalated quickly.  The Grand Rapids Griffins beat the Rockford Ice Hogs 11-6 last night, which set the franchise record for most goals scored in a game.  This was nothing compared to the unbelievable bench-clearing brawl that occurred during the second period.The Grand Rapids Griffins are the Detroit Red Wings minor-league affiliate, and the Rockford Ice Hogs are the Chicago Blackhawks minor-league affiliate.  It appears as though the NHL rivalry momentarily spilled over into the AHL.This brawl was sparked when Griffins forward Riley Sheahan and Rockford forward Kyle Beach squared off at center ice.  Prior to their fight, the last five penalties had been called against Rockford, and the score was 6-3 in favor of Grand Rapids; needless to say the Ice Hogs were frustrated.  Before you knew it, everyone else on the ice had squared off, and then Rockford’s goalie Carter Hutton went flying down the ice to take on Griffins goalie Petr Mrazek.The Griffins players then spilled of...
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