It was a night of hockey the Hanson Brothers would have enjoyed as people in the crowd had the words “Old time hockey” on the tip of their tongues when the Columbia Valley Rockies closed out their season against the Grand Forks Border Bruins.
I a game that had no implication on the playoffs both teams came out with hitting on the brain which led to an exciting but scoreless first period. This heated up even more in the second when the two starting goaltenders decided they wanted in on the action.
Shortly after the Rockies took the lead goalies Tyler Stamler and Ryan Ryman skated out of the nets and straight at each other.
As if inspired by the recent battle in the National Hockey League, both players threw a few punches before being separated and tossed out of the game.
Shortly after the goalie scrap another fight broke out involving Rockies’ forward Kevin Dunlop.
A little over a minute later Bruins’ centre Mikel Brewer blew a gasket and jumped Rockies’ forward Brett Trofenenko from behind.
Players from both sides decided to get involved and in the end three players in total were ejected in the incident.
After a lengthy break to work out the penalty minutes play resumed and tempers seemed to settle down.
The Rockies netted two more goals by Kory Movold and Devin Bell before the end of the second.
With the game well in hand the Rockies went on to win their last game of the year five to one and saluted the fans before leaving the ice.