Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bruins-Canucks Fight: Former NHL Referee Kerry Fraser's Take

Hockey Ejections: The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks held a Stanley Cup rematch on January 7, resulting in some wild scrums, fights, punches and ejections.

Game misconducts were issued to Vancouver's Maxim Lapierre and Alex Burrows, while Boston's Brad Marchand was ejected for a dangerous clipping penalty against Vancouver's Sami Salo. Marchand was later suspended five games for his actions.

Former on-ice official Kerry Fraser recently wrote about the heated contest that was full of controversy.

In his TSN post, Fraser dissects the melees, citing NHL rules 46.16 (Fighting's third man in) and 46.3 (Altercation) in explaining why Lappiere, Burrows and Marchand were issued 10-minute misconducts for their roles in the contest's fights or rough play.

Fraser also addresses the dismissal of Milan Lucic for leaving the bench area, a penalty which was later rescinded by the league office, upon review of the tape and the determination that Lucic had legally hopped the boards onto the ice as a substitute.


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