Epic fight leaves Minnesota State-Mankato shorthanded this weekend

  • Blog Post by: Vince Tuss
  • January 23, 2014 - 12:33 AM

While the Minnesota State Mankato women were in the Twin Cities last weekend, their male colleagues were hosting a bitter weekend series at home with Ferris State. The Mavericks' 4-3 win Saturday turned into what SB Nation College Hockey called "Fight Night in Mankato." The tale of the tape from that one incident: 27 penalities, 160 penalty minutes, three disqualifications. And here is how that looks like on a score sheet. If you don't see YouTube video of the fight above, here's a link and move ahead to the 8:15 mark.

The Mavericks will face UMD on Friday at Xcel Energy Center without forwards Zach Stepan and Teddy Blueger, who got one-game suspensions. Stepan, a freshman from Hastings, has five goals and three assists so far on the season. Blueger, a sophomore Shattuck-St. Mary's product originally from Lativa, has nine assists.

The fight was also noteworthy, noted the Mankato Free Press' Puckato blog, for the buffalo wing sauce tossed on the ice by Mavericks fans. "It took a linesman with a towel and, later, some arena workers to wash and scrape the mess, which hit the ice during the brewhaha," wrote 

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