WINONA, Minn. (AP) – An illegal check during a high school
hockey game in Winona erupted in a brawl that resulted in 10
The check was similar to one that paralyzed a Twin Cities prep
hockey player a week earlier. Thursday night’s brawl broke out
because of a check from behind by an Owatonna player that sent a
Winona player into the boards face first. The Winona player
retaliated by throwing punches at the Owatonna player and soon
other players joined in the melee, which lasted about 30 seconds.
Five players from each team were ejected. KAGE radio
says they’ll receive a one-game suspension according to Minnesota State High School League rules.
Benilde-St. Margaret hockey player Jack Jablonski suffered a
spinal injury Dec. 30 in a tournament game against Wayzata.
Information from: KAGE-AM, http://www.winonaradio.com