Dec 20, 1973
Vancouver - Philadelphia3-9

Summary Of Events
1  33:01  Bench-Clearing Brawl   30 players 
2  33:01  Brawl    
3  33:01  Fight  Boddy-Flett
4  33:01  Fight  Ververgaert-Kelly
5  33:01  Fight  Smith-Taylor

Bench-Clearing Brawl at 33:01
Vancouver PlayersPhiladelphia Players
Duration N/A      
# Players Involved: 30
Blood: N/A
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Brawl at 33:01
Vancouver PlayersPhiladelphia 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   
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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Billiam
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.

Source: http://www.flyershistory.com/cgi-bin/boxscore.cgi?19730243
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whlfan
Sep 7 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.
EDIT
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.
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Fight at 33:01
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Gregg Boddy 6'2'' 1200lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Bill Flett 6'1'' 1195lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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AlBowman
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Mar 21, 2009 13:16 ET
Gregg Boddy clear win Fun 
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Listened to this on the radio, Boddy just hammered Flett, the Flyers announcers seemed really shocked at this, althought I never thought Flett could fight very well. After Boddy sent him to the ice, Schultz just charged at Boddy and started pounding him. I never saw footage of this, but clearly remember listening to it with my dad on the radio. I'm not really comfortable posting a clear winner in a fight I did not see, but the radio description was really detailed, and the announcers were really upset and shocked at the beating Flett took.


Fight at 33:01
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dennis Ververgaert 6'0'' 2185lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Bob Kelly 5'10'' 2190lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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AlBowman
Mar 21, 2009 13:14 ET
The Flyers radio announcers said that this was a great toe-to-toe fight, both guys really were landing, they did not call a winner in this one.Reply
7971
Aug 26, 2009 20:01 ET
THE TAYLOR-GARY SMITH PHOTO CLEARLY SHOWS THIS SHOULD BE UPGRADED TO A BENCH CLEARING BRAWL.The pro hockey handbook 74-75, said this goalie fight was toe to toe.Reply


Fight at 33:01
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Gary Smith 6'4'' 3215lb 35N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Bobby Taylor 6'1'' 3180lb 35N/AN/AN/A
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