Other Penalties: Newkirk and Fairbrother each received a misconduct.
Fairbrother got the TKO but only because the ref got in the way and caused Newkirk to go upright and take a few blows in the end. The ref interfering nullifies the win for Fairbrother. I would like to see a rematch.
One may excuse Newkirk's slip befor the punches flew, but he walked into a buzz saw returning to his feet. Good move that he didn't shy away at that point. Newkirk was a game fighter but was not scoring punches well. As a one-on-one fight, this is one of the better ones I've seen in 35 years of WHL as both stayed upright and fought to the end. The ref had little impact on Newkirk's second half of the fight. the interference was minimal.