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Battle In Victoria

from the Times-Colonist,

The ECHL has shed the Slap Shot image so completely that you often hear certain fans ruefully commenting on the lack of fighting and rough stuff in games.

With its NHL affiliations and game-day rosters limited to 18 players, these skilled young pros are looking to move up to the AHL, so most nights the games are rough, but clean.

So it is ironic the most controversial incident of the season at the Memorial Centre should happen on an evening with the arena loaded with impressionable youth players among the healthy crowd on Salute to Minor Hockey Night.

It occurred in the second period with Victoria trailing 4-1 and clearly frustrated during a break for a faceoff, Robin Gomez came off the bench on a line change and sucker-punched unsuspecting Wranglers star and former NHLer Chris Ferraro.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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