Last week, Capitals prospect and Regina Pats defenseman Connor Hobbs was named the WHL’s player of the week. He also had the distinction of sparking a line brawl in a game against the Saskatoon Blades.
The angry face punching began late in the third period as the Pats led the Blades 9-6. As Blades winger Cameron Hausinger tried to exit his team’s defensive zone, Hobbs stepped up and leveled the forward.
The hit was colossal.
The clean bodycheck sparked a line brawl which is rarely seen in junior hockey games these days.
During the resulting fights, Hobbs found himself paired up with Blades center Josh Paterson after three players surrounded him near the benches. Hobbs fed a constant barrage of rights to Paterson, winning the fight handily.
Hobbs was excited afterwards.
According to hockeyfights.com, the line brawl marked Hobbs’ second fight of the season. Last year, he dropped the gloves eight times.
The Caps 2015 draft pick finished the game with three assists.
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