Prior to the game starting, you knew there were going to be a few scraps in this game due to some of the previous matchups this season, but I don't think anyone saw a bench clearing brawl. The fight resulted in 13 player ejections, six suspensions, and a goalie fight. This all happened on the IceHogs annual Pink in the Rink night, where the home players don pink jerseys and auction them off after the game to support breast cancer awareness.
Usually I shoot over the glass with a 300 2.8, but decided for some reason to shoot on the ice this game. Glad I did!
1. First fight of the night (not the actual brawl)
2. Goalies squaring off
3. The fight which resulted in the benches clearing - you can see the Grand Rapids players coming off the bench in the background.
4. Linesman racing in to pull a player away
5. Players locking up all over the ice amongst all of the equipment.
For those interested, there is also quite a bit of footage of the brawl on YouTube. You can just do a search for IceHogs Griffins brawl and you'll get plenty of results.