Kukla's Korner Hockey
Entries with the tag: chris ferraro
via Steve Silver of the Las Vegas Sun,
If the Las Vegas Wranglers make the playoffs, they will have to vie for the Kelly Cup without both Ferraro brothers as the fallout from Tuesday night’s brawl with the Alaska Aces continues.
In that melee on Tuesday, Chris Ferraro suffered a season-ending and potentially career-ending broken leg.
Friday morning, the ECHL suspended his brother, Peter, for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs for spearing another player in the fight after the referees had seemingly stopped the mess.
Peter Ferraro, a 15-year professional veteran with significant NHL experience, notched 16 goals and 14 assists in 52 games with the Wranglers this season. Last season Ferraro posted a team-high 73 points in 68 games.
The video quality is not that great, but watch some of the incident below.
From Mark Herrmann at Newsday,
Keeping a pro hockey career going in the minors when you’re 35 is a roll of the dice anyway. So if you’re going to do it, why not skate straight to Las Vegas? That would be the natural explanation for why Chris and Peter Ferraro, the twins from Sound Beach and former Rangers, are on The Strip. [...]
It has been a fascinating odyssey for the two brothers. They were on the 1994 U.S. Olympic team, or at least Peter was after Chris was the final cut and went to Lillehammer as an alternate. They were teammates on a college national championship team at Maine. Both were drafted by the Rangers, played here and there in the NHL, spent time in the Islanders system, played together in Sweden and Germany. But theirs is less a hockey story than it is a family story. It always has been.