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AHLer goes after Blues prospect Rattie off ice, cops end fight

Mar 22, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

AHL Shea fight

AHL Rockford IceHogs defenseman Bobby Shea, 23, had already done enough to potentially warrant supplemental discipline before things took a turn for the bizarre in Friday’s game against the Chicago Wolves.

He charged at 21-year-old forward Ty Rattie, one of the St. Louis Blues top prospects, and elbowed him in the head and everything escalated from there.

Shea dropped the gloves and fought Rattie, earning himself five minutes for elbowing, five for fighting, and a game misconduct. However, what truly makes this incident unusual is the fact that Shea didn’t let a thing like getting booted from the game stop him.

As Rattie was heading to his team’s dressing room, Shea left the rubber mat heading to the IceHogs’ room, crawled across the concrete, and then tried to fight Rattie again. This time it was the police that ended the fight.

Shea was handed a second game misconduct.

“That was something else,” Rattie told the Chicago Tribune. “He crawled. I don’t know why he crawled.

“He could have just walked across. It was weird. He got me with one (punch) and the cops jumped in.”

You can view the incident below (skip to 14:20):

H/T to Puck Daddy.

  1. lowenni - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    That’s absurd. Players like this Shea character don’t belong in the game, the first fight itself is Shea’s fault seeing as he elbowed Rattie. Ty Rattie is a good, smart young kid, offensive guy and not a dirty player by any means…I don’t know what it was that made Shea go so crazy about this. He should get suspended for the rest of the season for his actions following the first game misconduct. Pathetic.

  2. charlieconway96 - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Ahhh, makes me nostalgic for the days of the IHL growing up.

    He crawled because he clearly cares more for the future of his skate blades than he does his career.

  3. husky2score - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Don’t know why Shea crawled he would have plenty of time to sharpen the blades when he’s serving his suspension.

    • esracerx46 - Mar 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      Perhaps he wanted his name next to Happy Gilmore in the record books? Dull blades wouldn’t work then.

  4. alicesrightfootesq - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Sweet stealth moves. He’s like sh!tty Assassin’s Creed.

  5. esracerx46 - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Wish stuff like this could make your contract void.

  6. esracerx46 - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    On a lighter note, its good to see the rivalry between the Blackhawks and Blues starts in the minor leagues.

    • prd797 - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      I mean, the Wolves and Piggies have never liked each other. Swapping affiliations doesn’t swap out the hatred.

      • esracerx46 - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM

        True. They play each other again tonight so that should be entertaining.

  7. sjsharks66 - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    what an idiot!

  8. whammy71 - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Looks like Shea will be able to find a home on the Filthadelphia Cryers. His caveman hockey instincts will fit in perfectly with his teammates and he’ll quickly become a fan favorite with the mouth breathers that attend Cryer games.

    • flyboystransport - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      Such a dork

  9. thesheabutterfactory - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Dammit Shea! Making us Sheas look bad.

  10. crazemastercraze - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    He must have grown up a Flyers fan

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