By Tina Comeau
The Maritime Hockey League has handed out suspensions and a fine resulting from a brawl that occurred on the ice at the Mariners Centre on Saturday evening, Jan. 11, involving players from Yarmouth and the Miramichi Timberwolves.
The brawl, which saw some players leave the bench, and also involved the goalies from both teams, broke out as the buzzer sounded following Yarmouth’s 4-3 win on a goal scored by Connor Donaghey with just 7.6 seconds remaining in the game. (You can see a video from the end of the game by clicking here.)
Both goalies – Yarmouth goalie Chase Gaudet and Miramichi goalie Clint Windsor – have received a three-game suspension for goaltender fighting, after the goalies dropped their gloves at centre ice and fought.
Suspensions were also listed on the MHL website on Monday afternoon, Jan. 13, for two other Mariners players. Rightwinger Luke Warner, playing in just his second game with the Mariners after being acquired from the Dieppe Commandos the day before, is out for eight games. His suspension runs to Feb. 7. His suspension is listed on the league website as resulting from leaving the bench and multiple fights in the same stoppage.
Centreman Kyle Campbell, who leads the Mariners in goals with 20 goals scored in 32 games, along with 17 assists, has received a five-game suspension for being the instigator and for multiple fights in the same stoppage. His suspension will be served after Jan. 26.
Yarmouth Mariners head coach Laurie Barron must serve a one-game suspension.
The Yarmouth team has also been fined, although the amount was not indicated on the league website.
Although other players from Miramichi – Harrison Harper and Lee Dower – were handed penalties and/or game misconducts during the brawl, aside from the Miramichi goalie, no suspensions were listed for any other Miramichi players from the Jan. 11 on the MHL site at this time of this posting.
You can view the Jan. 11 gamesheet here.