Chicago Blackhawks Brawling on the Farm: Video of the Donnybrook in Rockford

Jon FromiSenior Analyst IJanuary 20, 2013

Kyle Beach started what turned out to be a bench-clearing brawl Saturday night in Rockford.
Kyle Beach started what turned out to be a bench-clearing brawl Saturday night in Rockford.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate in Rockford took on Grand Rapids Saturday night in the IceHogs' annual "Pink In The Rink" promotion. The video below proves two things:

1. Saturday night's all right for fighting.

2. Don't mess with guys in pink sweaters.

What began as a fight between Kyle Beach and Riley Sheahan swelled to a line brawl, then a goalie fight. Eventually, both benches emptied and 13 players were given game misconducts. Rockford had just 11 skaters and goalie Alec Richards to finish the last half of the contest.

Oh, yeah. Grand Rapids won the game 11-6.

I'll have more on this donnybrook in Rockford, who faces suspensions and some scary moments in the tunnel for Beach in my IceHogs report Monday..

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