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Report: Oilers’ Eager allegedly involved in Toronto bar fight

Oct 20, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT


The Edmonton Oilers’ Ben Eager and his brother Michael are reportedly facing charges of assault, assault with weapon, and assault with bodily harm following an alleged bar fight in Toronto, according to City News.

The weapon being referred might have been a chair, according to Mark Spector. He added that matter will be presented to a judge tomorrow.

The incident reportedly took place at The Quail pub around 1 am ET on Saturday and involved a doorman, who was taken to the hospital via an ambulance after sustaining cuts to his face.

“We are used to dealing with young professionals,” the pub’s general manager, Jennine Lombardo said. “Last night stopped staff dead in their tracks and is not typical of what happens at our establishment. Once the fight started, service ended immediately. Our staff was in shock. And we are concerned for our door man who was brutally attacked and hurt.”

Lombardo plans to give the police security footage which she claims shows the fight.

  1. id4joey - Oct 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Reported in a previous article at on Oct 20, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT.

  2. sjsharks66 - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    If doughty can rape a girl and get away, eager better get away as well.
    Oh wait, he did not just win the cup like doughty did. Lets see the double standards unfold.

    • hockinj25 - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM


    • blomfeld - Oct 20, 2012 at 8:23 PM

      Back off Sharksfan … seriously !

      • eyeh8goodell - Oct 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM

        Please tell me that was a Point Break reference.

      • blomfeld - Oct 21, 2012 at 1:02 PM

        “back off War child … seriously” :)

    • windmiller4 - Oct 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM

      i wouldn’t have expected anything less from a sharks fan…

  3. id4joey - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Hmmmm. sjsharks66, good one. We will have to wait and see how much proof they have. The video could be damning for him and his bro.

  4. trbowman - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    What a loser.

  5. sjsharks66 - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Honestly, who here thinks doughty is innocent of the rape charge?? I am not being biased or anything because eager was a shark. But goon<cup champion

    • theawesomersfranchise - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:59 PM

      The D.A.

      You’re an idiot

      • blomfeld - Oct 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

        and “everyone” else with functioning gray matter ! … so one more time Shark Fart, put a lid on your garbage ! … seriously.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

      Besides the criminal justice system? I’m glad you were able to get all the facts they somehow missed

  6. theawesomersfranchise - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    This should be posted on borderline prohockeytalk because that’s all Eager is, a borderline hockey player who had his shot years ago and now can barely keep his spot on the Oilers 4th line.

  7. manchestermiracle - Oct 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    It looks like he’s just trying to keep his skill set sharp during the lockout….

  8. banger78 - Oct 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Calm down girls!

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