Walleye brawl and its ramifications

As noted last night, the Toledo Walleye got into a brawl with the Kansas City Mavericks, and ABC New York’s Ryan Field posted a clip of the shenanigans (per Brandon Kerr on Twitter):

The Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe reported that the Walleye were mighty peeved about the brawl

After Crisp scored his third of the game, a fight broke out and fans went absolutely wild. Kansas City forward Garrett Klotz punched Walleye forward A.J. Jenks after play had stopped. Klotz then repeatedly cross-checked Jenks as he lay on the ice.

Walleye coach Dan Watson called the situation “absolutely embarrassing.”

“Their coaching staff should be embarrassed. Their organization should be embarrassed,” Watson said. “Klotz should be suspended for the rest of the year. I think he should be done. It’s unacceptable. Our league is trying to get rid of the image from the 1980s and 1990s. If this is going to continue, it won’t we’ll continue to get a bad rap.”

A scrum ensued, then Machovsky charged out of his net to faceoff with McDonald in a rare fight between goalkeepers.

“I’ve never been part of something like that,” Machovsky said. “It was just crazy. I had to defend my teammates. That’s what I did. It was quick sprint. I was tired when I got there, so it wasn’t a really big fight. I think I held my ground. It’s something you’re not going to [experience] very often in life. So you have to enjoy the moment and get the crowd going.”

And today, per Monroe…


Published by

George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

One thought on “Walleye brawl and its ramifications”

  1. I agree with the Toledo coach. Klotz should be suspended for the rest of the season and any playoff games too.

Comments are closed.