Goaltenders drop their gloves at center ice during a professional hockey game
There really is no such thing as two goaltenders rushing onto the ice to fight near the red line. We got a taste of that on Saturday.
In the Federal Prospects Hockey League, a low-level professional league based in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, during a blowout between the Columbus River Dragons and Port Huron Prowlers, the two opposing goaltenders were able to let go of the gloves in the middle of a row fight.
River Dragons goaltender Bailey MacBurnie and Richard Shipman of the Prowlers wholeheartedly agreed to take part in the ensuing team-wide fight at center ice. Although MacBurnie was the challenger – according to the play-by-play commentator – he received a final blow and ended up being the first goalie to hit the ice.
During that entire second-period brawl, there were a total of five game misconduct penalties, six fight majors, a brutal double minor, a minor unsportsmanlike conduct and a sharp minor penalty. Both goaltenders received penalties for fighting and game misconduct.
The River Dragons ended up taking this game 10-0, so maybe Shipman just wanted to vent some frustration for allowing so many goals.
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