Goalies drop gloves at centre ice during pro-hockey game

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How often do you get to see two goalies scrapping at centre ice?
How often do you get to see two goalies scrapping at centre ice?

There is truly nothing like two goaltenders storming down the ice to fight each other by the red line. We got a taste of just that on Saturday.

In the Federal Prospects Hockey League, a low-level professional league based in the eastern and midwestern United States, during a blowout between the Columbus River Dragons and the Port Huron Prowlers, the two opposing netminders were able to drop the gloves in the middle of a line brawl.

River Dragons netminder Bailey MacBurnie and Prowlers’ Richard Shipman wholeheartedly agreed to take part in the already-ensuing, team-wide bout at centre ice. Despite MacBurnie being the challenger – according to the play-by-play commentator – he was on the receiving end of a finishing blow and ended up being the first netminder to hit the ice.

During this entire brawl in the second period, there was a total of five game-misconduct penalties, six fighting majors, a roughing double minor, an unsportsmanlike-conduct minor, and a slashing minor penalty dished out. Both goaltenders received fighting and game-misconduct penalties.

The River Dragons ended up taking this game by a score of 10-0, so maybe Shipman just wanted to let out some frustration for allowing so many goals.

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