|Bench-Clearing Brawl at 33:01||Vancouver Players||Philadelphia Players|
|Duration N/A|| Gregg Boddy Andre Boudrias Jacques Caron Bob Dailey Don Lever Gary Smith Dennis Ververgaert || Barry Ashbee Bill Clement Bill Flett Bob Kelly Rick MacLeish Bernie Parent Dave Schultz Bobby Taylor |
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Jul 15, 2006 18:15 ET
|Flett fought Boddy and Kelly fought Ververgaert. |
Taylor received a roughing minor.
Smith received a double minor for roughing.
10 minute misconducts and game miscounts issued to all involved except for Kelly and the two goalies, who received minors for leaving the crease.
Sep 7, 2016 03:43 ET (later updated)
|This should be a bench clearing brawl.|
From The Vancouver Province:
The game was an unusually quiet one until, after 30 minutes, Vancouver's Gregg Boddy and Philadelphia's Bill Flett triggered a brawl that produced a total of 90 minutes in penalties. The penalties included game misconducts to Boddy, Vancouver backup goalie Gary Smith, Philadelphia's Bob Schultz (sic) and Flyers' backup goalie Bobby Taylor.
The fight - there were four separate scraps - got the sellout crowd of 17,007 fired up but it was the Canucks who appeared they might be stirred to a third period comeback.
Then the game was interrupted for almost 20 minutes at 13:01 by the brawl.
It started when Flett stuck his stick between Boddy's legs as the play swung out of the Flyers' end.
"I got browned off because I couldn't move, so I hit him on the back and on the head with my stick," said Boddy.
In the fight, the Vancouver left winger hammered Flett with several hard punches and finally knocked him to the ice with a crunching right hand. At the point Shultz (sic) went into an hysterical act as he tried to get at Boddy.
When he succeeded, they exchanged several punches before Boddy lost his balance and they fell to the ice.
Smith went onto the ice after that altercation - automatically drawing a double minor and game misconduct for being the first man off the bench - and his teammates followed him. The Flyers also left their bench.
After a great deal of milling around and name calling, Bob (Mad Dog) Kelly of Philadelphia invited Vancouver rookie right winger Dennis Ververgaert to a battle.
They dropped their gloves and pummelled each other at close quarter for some time.
"I didn't know how he fought," said Ververgaert, "and I let him get in too close. He went at me like a machine gun."
After those two were separated, it was Smith's turn to fight with Taylor.
"I hit him about five good ones," said the Vancouver goalie, "but then somebody tripped me and we fell to the ice."
Surprisingly, after referee Brian Lewis finally got things straightened away and the game restarted, it was resumed as a tame affair.
Apr 22 14:08 ET
|And from the Philadelphia Inquirer:|
"The game was marked by a 20-minute brawl in the second period, with four players ejected, including each team's spare goalie. Fireworks erupted when the Flyers' Bill Flett was hit in the head by Gregg Boddy's stick.
Boddy punched Flett out, but his victory was short-lived. Dave Schultz, making a comeback after a string of fistic setbacks, punched Boddy almost through the Spectrum boards.
Gary Smith, the 6'4", 215-pound Vancouver spare goalie, put his two cents into the fracas and lost punch-out to the Flyers' extra goalie, Bob Taylor, a surprisingly strong brawler who saves his best shots for Vancouver players and police.
A side battle between the Flyers' Bob Kelly and Canuck Dennis Ververgaert ended in a no-decision affair.