Originally Posted by BROKEN*ORBITAL
I've been involved in a few. Most recent was last week.
Had a breakaway. Defenseman got as close as he could from behind and slashed my stick. Stick was broken (kind of bent like an L), but not in 2 pieces. I couldn't take a shot at that point because the stick would have just fallen apart. So (after watching Bo Jackson on ESPN's 30 for 30 the night before) with 5-10 feet between the goalie and myself I just put my head down and went full tilt into him. The goalie, the net, and myself all went flying.
Ref called me for goalie interference, but didn't call the slash. When I showed him my stick he said I broke it on the goalie's mask when I "dive bombed him."
Sh1t got crazy after that. I ended up with a 2 minutes for goalie interference, 5 minutes for fighting, a 10 minute misconduct, and a double game misconduct. 37 pims on the play. Fight spilled through the door at the end of the rink and we were going at it in the walkway leading to the dressingrooms.
Sounds like I'm going to be suspended for a while.
And I am. As I said, the fight spilled through the door at the end of the rink and was kind of in the lockerroom/crowd area. The league is calling it an "off surface fight" and are suspending me for the rest of this year and then the entire calendar year of 2013.
Bullsh1t. They're acting like we met up after the game in the parking lot to settle things.