The two drop the gloves at center ice and quickly grab ahold of each other. Hale throws a locked-out right and Eager returns fire with five unanswered rights of his own while Hale tries to tie him up. Eager gets Hale turned around and throws four rights to the back of his head. Hale is able to get himself turned around and gets Eager bent over. Hale throws an uppercut, but Eager quickly locks him out and prevents him from doing anything else. They stop throwing and the linesmen begin to move in, but Eager starts things up again by throwing a right. Hale responds with a short right and Eager tries to take his helmet off, but the linesmen move in once again and are able to break things up things time around.
Domination by Eager.
David Hale vs Ben Eager Ben Eager puts a hit on a Devil, and David Hale comes over and they drop the gloves at center ice. Ben Eager throws a weak right, doing no damage. They both attempt to get their hands free, and Eager does, throwing seven straight rights, mostly hitting the back of Hale's helmet. Hale starts to lose his balance, but doesn't go down. They get in tight, and the linesmen start to move in, but Eager throws a right, hitting the side of Hale's helmet. Hale responds with a solid right that connects. Eager throws one more right that misses, and the linesmen move in.
Hale is not bad for having not fought in a while. Still, he is clearly not controlling the fight. Eager could maybe do more, but he has the edge. Win Eager.
Eager the win.