By Cara Bahniuk
Some hockey fights are gentlemanly and mutually agreed upon, like when Brooks Orpik dropped the gloves with Steve Ott. Then there are others that are violent, chaotic, and replicas of a title fight during WWE Extreme Rules where falls count anywhere.
The latter occurred last night in the AHL. After an on-ice line brawl broke out at the end of the third period, the Wolves’ Vince Dunn and the Wild’s Kurtis Gabriel continued their fight in the tunnel on the way to the locker room.
Here’s a longer clip of the violence happening in the tunnel.
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After exchanging some words on their separate walkways off the ice, Gabriel made his way over to Dunn to have a more spirited discussion. A quick jab led to a standoff. And then Dunn TKO’d Gabriel with a haymaker.
Here’s the punch in slow motion.
Security tried to separate Gabriel and Dunn, but Wild’s Nick Seeler soon joined. The Chicago Wolves bench watched on the jumbotron and loved what they were seeing.
The players involved will likely see discipline from the AHL.
The two teams had a combined 70 penalty minutes, and will meet again today.
So see you in a few hours, @IAWild?
— Chicago Wolves (@Chicago_Wolves) February 26, 2017
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