A bench clearing brawl and a funny Jumbotron shot--celebrating the first weekend of the NHL season! Except the brawl wasn't in an NHL arena. It was in Rockford with the Griffins involved! The highest scoring game in 4 seasons and a penalty-filled bench clearing brawl gave the fans in attendance something else to cheer for besides goals and free t-shirts!

The Griffins won the game against the Icehogs 11-6, and was part of 192 penalty minutes including 13 ejections. What a blast!

Channel 8 had this story "Players brawl at Griffins-IceHogs game"

And here's video from You Tube "Rockford vs Grand Rapids Brawl"

And from the Dallas-Phoenix game, Manti Te'o's girlfriend made an appearance...oh wait...

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