Goalie Fight in Hershey: VIDEO

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At 6:40 into the middle stanza of Saturday’s Hershey Bears vs. Providence Bruins game at Giant Center some fireworks ensued. There was a scrum by the boards that began to escalate. With the Bruins leading 4-0, tempers were flaring and the Bears needed a spark. Officials were trying to break up the players from both teams but they forgot two other players on the ice: the goalies on both sides. 

Pheonix Copley and Bruins goaltender Jordan Binnington left their respective creases, met up right in front of their teammates, exchanged some words and then drifted back towards center ice. Each goalie dropped their gloves and took their masks off and away they went.

That brief fight gave the Bears the spark that they needed. Hershey answered with two goals in the second period to cut their four-goal deficit to two.

This wasn’t the first time the Capitals organization had a goalie involved in a fight. Back on November 1, 2013 in a contest between the Capitals and the Flyers, Braden Holtby went up against Ray Emery.

By Michael Marzzacco

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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5 Responses to Goalie Fight in Hershey: VIDEO

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  3. Stacie says:

    Grubi also participated in a scrum with a former SC Stingrays teammate when we playing for Reading. I still wish I knew what he said to get Grubi going but that was a great game.


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