Glass Doesn’t Stop Brennan, Fan

| John Chandler

Kip Brennan is a bad seed. It’s not like we mind though…

Last night Brennan engaged in a penalty box scrap with a Manchester Monarchs fan during the closing seconds of last night’s 4-1 win over the Monarchs by the Hershey Bears. The Bears are now up 3-0 in that series for those AHL fans who are wondering…

Video of the tussle can be found here. The fight is shown at the very end of the clip.

The last well-known penalty box scrap happened just one year ago when Mike Sgroi pounded Garret Stroshein and earned a 10 game suspension.

However players taking on fans is a different story. The most popular incident was of course Tie Domi squirting a water bottle into the Philadelphia stands and then taking on Chris Falcone. Another I can recall is Rob Ray beating on a fan that jumped on the ice and ran towards the Buffalo Sabres’ bench.

Apparently the fan jumped down next to the penalty box and began taunting and trying to grab Brennan through the glass. This eventually led to Brennan getting ahold of the fan and the two exchanging punches and shoves through the boards just before the linesmen and a security guard were able to get there.

The only solid punch of the whole thing was actually landed by the fan, a right that knocked Brennan’s helmet off. The fan was escorted out of the concourse with a ripped shirt.

This isn’t the first penalty box-related incident that Brennan has been involved in this season. During a stint with the ECHL’s Long Beach Ice Dogs, Brennan left the penalty box to join a bench-clearing brawl and earned a seven-game ban.

The AHL hasn’t handed down a ruling on Brennan yet in terms of a suspension but will most likely do so by the end of the week. No word on whether or not charges have or will be filed by the police. The identity of the fan hasn’t been released yet either.