Koci Takes on Ivanans in Return

| John Chandler

A heavyweight bout between David Koci and Raitis Ivanans was the lone fight on Monday night. Koci, in his first game back since suffering a broken hand in a fight with Colton Orr back in November, seemed a bit tentative, as could be expected, against Ivanans, who was easily the more active fighter in the bout.

Weekend Recap

Saturday’s slate of games started off with a bang, literally, as Matt Hunwick dropped Justin Williams in his first NHL fight during an afternoon matinee between the Bruins and Hurricanes. Chris Thorburn took on Anthony Stewart in an uneventful scrap in the other early game. Later in the evening, Riley Cote got back on track with a win over Andre Deveaux, Craig Weller and Jared Boll traded haymakers in an exciting scrap, and Michael Rupp took a decision over Matt Greene. Sunday’s action provided no fights.

Holiday Brawlin’

It might have been the day after Christmas, but that didn’t stop the CHL’s Corpus Christi IceRays and Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs from duking it out in a game that featured a bench-clearing brawl.

Tempers started to flare after Brett Angel ran into IceRays’ goalie Kris Tebbs and then blasted Matt Smyth, who came to Tebbs’ aid in the middle of the second period. Nicolas Bachand then ran Mudbugs’ netminder Ken Carroll when play resumed and everyone on the ice starting going at it as a result. As Carroll and Tebbs met at center ice for a fight of their own, Quade Lightbody came off the bench to assist his Bossier-Shreveport teammates, who were out-manned while on the penalty kill.

In all, over 200 PIM were handed out along with six suspensions. Discussion concerning the brawl can be found in our forums. The full list of bouts from the game are listed on the game page.

Videos Added

David Koci vs Raitis Ivanans Jan 12, 2009
Michael Pelech vs John Carlson Jan 11, 2009
Kyle Neuber vs Leigh Salters Jan 11, 2009
Jean Bourbeau vs Dale Lupul Jan 2, 2009
Garrett Gruenke vs Brett Angel Jan 2, 2009
Mario Joly vs Neil Clark Jan 2, 2009

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