A relatively tame game between the Estevan Bruins and Weyburn Red Wings ended in fisticuffs Friday night in Weyburn.
With the Bruins ahead 4-0 late in the third period, Weyburn forward Simon Pollock hit Bruins defenceman Alex Von Sprecken from behind. The two players then dropped the gloves with Von Sprecken landing a couple haymakers and knocking out Pollock.
A brawl ensued that will likely result in suspensions for both teams. Pollock was stretchered off the ice. He is stable and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Officials let the final minute and 24 seconds run down. The final score was 4-0 Estevan.
Meanwhile forward Mark Rumsey led the way yet again offensively for the Bruins, scoring twice. He now has an SJHL-leading 38 goals on the year.
Goaltender Boston Bilous got the shut out in net.
The two rivals will go at it again Saturday night at Affinity Place in Estevan.
Written by Nolan Kowal
(Photo credit: Daniel Espelien)