Shades of Jiri Fischer:
A game between the Adirondack Phantoms and Springfield Falcons was abruptly postponed Sunday after a Springfield forward collapsed to the ice and suffered a seizure.
Officials from both teams and the referees made the decision after Springfield’s Wade MacLeod was removed from the MassMutual Center ice on a stretcher with 3:42 left in the second period.
“I think it was the right decision,” Phantoms coach Terry Murray said in a telephone interview.
The incident occurred shortly after MacLeod was boarded from behind by Phantoms defenseman Brandon Manning, which sent MacLeod’s head jarring into the glass, though the forward did not immediately fall to the ice.
I was at the game, and in Manning's defense, the hit was not particularly vicious. In fact, it was more of a bump than anything. MacLeod's head happened to strike the glass ackwardly following the contact. It's the kind of play seen many times during the course of a hockey...