The Portland Pirates and Adirondack Phantoms are two teams that have been struggling stringing together wins this year in the AHL. The Pirates are standing at 12th in the Eastern Conference, whereas the Adirondack Phantoms are standing at 13th in the Conference, therefore an emotional game was expected.
That being said, the chances of witnessing a line brawl and a goalie fight are much more slim today, so seeing it happen was a surprise to many.
Throughout the game there were many altercations, but as Portland Pirates radio broadcaster Jeff Manix said, all hell broke loose this time.
Around the .20 second mark in the final period of the game, a huge scrum would evolve. Cal Heeter, goaltender for the Phantoms would challenge Pirates’ goaltender Louis Domingue to a fight. It wasn’t until Tyler McGinn and Connor Murphy dropped the gloves when Domingue attacked McGinn, causing Heeter to leave the bench and drop the gloves with Domingue.
Pirates’ head coach Ray Edwards, as well as Phantoms’ head coach Terry Murray were both infuriated, as they were both yelling at each other from across the ice.
There was just a line brawl at this Pirates vs. Phantoms game. (Even a goalie fight) pic.twitter.com/ce0KmS1ZQW
— Nick Godin (@FlyingOrr) February 16, 2014
The Portland Pirates would end up defeating the Adirondack Phantoms by a score of 2-0. This is unfortunately the last time these two teams face off this season.