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AHL suspends Bobby Shea for fight off ice that police had to break up

Mar 22, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

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The American Hockey League has slapped Rockford IceHogs defenseman Bobby Shea with an eight-game suspension after a bizarre incident against the Chicago Wolves on Friday.

Shea was involved in a fight off the ice with Ty Rattie, and nearby police officers actually had to come in to help break it up. Shea had previously been ejected from the game for an elbowing major.

From the AHL:

Shea was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) as a result of his game misconduct for fighting off the playing surface, as well as for an elbowing incident.

The league announced it also suspended Rockford defenseman Jared Nightingale six games for leaving the bench for the purpose of starting an altercation. That incident happened earlier in the second period of Friday’s game, before the Shea-Rattie incident.

As per the AHL score sheet from that game, Nightingale was assessed a minor for instigating, a major for fighting and a game misconduct for the instigator.

  1. charlieconway96 - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    “The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they’ve abolished all lawyers.” -Doc in Back to the Future 2

  2. esracerx46 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:01 PM


    • thesportsjudge - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      How can anyone thumbs-down this? The kid is obviously a total loser.

      • charlieconway96 - Mar 22, 2014 at 7:08 PM

        Passive aggressive trolls typically tend to side with losers judge.

  3. prd797 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Now he

    • prd797 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:58 PM

      Ugh…apologies for wasting space with two words (and now more as part of the apology). See the full post below.

  4. prd797 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Now he’ll have plenty of free time to work on improving that modified bear crawl….

    • jhaegs - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:43 AM

      I like your original post better…

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