Aug 29, 2017 19:43 ET
Yup, it was Harry. And it seems that it was Snepsts who was the instigator of the trouble at the end of the period.
|Quote from message by BattleshipRules|
|I'm not sure if it was Richter who Low took a swing at. The game announcers seemed to think it was Dirty Harry Snepsts.|
The following is from The Daily Record (Morristown, New Jersey), 28 Nov, 1984:
"Late in the second period, Harold Snepsts skated through (Ron) Low's crease and kicked at the goalie's legs.
'Yeah, I clipped him,' Snepsts admitted.
So when the period ended, the verbal confrontation that occurred from bench to crease lost its demilitarized zone.
'I told him, 'I'd get him,' Low said. 'So after the buzzer, he skated over and was waving me to come on.'
Low snapped. He hit Snepsts with his blocker pad and they wrestled to the ice. Minnesota's Dave Richter jumped in, Don Lever grabbed Richter, and a sea of green, gold, red and white flooded one blue line and spilled to center ice.
As bench clearers go, this was placid. Lever-Richter was a sorry main event. Snepsts-Phil Russell a disappointing undercard and Brent Ashton-Bob Lorimer a two-step that would have been tossed out of Roseland.
'I was getting claustrophobic at the bottom of the pile,' he said.
'That was the scariest thing I ever saw. Richter got a solid 10 shots in on me, but Donnie got Richter. Donnie bailed me out of the bottom of that pile.
'It was certainly a bad play, the way it happened. A stupid play on my part. But there's just so much you can take.' "