Around the 2:35 mark.
Is there video of what happened with Adrian-UW-Stevens Point?
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Around the 2:35 mark.
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As for any intent to injure, I doubt it, especially in the last minute of a 1 goal game, and knowing Connor personally, like I do.
Nevertheless, that hit is clearly over the line, and the call is warranted. I'll leave the rest for the conference.
Again, I'm sorry that the kid got hurt. I'm obviously not privy to the extent of his injury, but I hope he's okay.
The point people are making is, screw the conference, something like that is where the COACH needs to step in FIRST. THAT is how you earn respect as a coach/team. It is no secret what the general idea is of the Adrian program when it comes to discipline. Mistakes happen, intent to injure or not. If we are going to call ticky tack interference plays today, then I'm sorry...As a former reff, current coach, and parent....that's AT LEAST a couple more games.
By the way, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWLmiay70rY this was given a 12 game suspension. Not too much different if you ask me. He clearly is chasing him down, clearly see's his name and number (for an eternity), as the player goes to the boards he puts his stick clear on his back, and shoves just a few feet from the boards. There is NO place for that in hockey, period.
I agree. That was a classic case of targeting/intent to injure. The initial slash was the proof for me. SP was coming down after stealing the puck in their own zone to try to put the game away on an empty netter, and it appears the Adrian player was going to have none of it ... at whatever cost.
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No excuse for that hit,maybe the excitement of the game got to him??? As far as penalties and suspensions go,I dont know the rules,but it should be at least 2 games,and his coach may want to lay down some new rules as far as stuff like this is concerned.Hope the injured player gets back on the ice soon.And wow that was a 2 hander before that hit happened as well........Hope Calabrese is doing better.
If the extent of his injury is as it has been described to me, Grauer has played his last NCAA game.
I've said all I can say about the situation in general. Last thing from me before I'm done with this: It has come to my attention that Connor Armour was almost in tears after hearing the severity of the injury on Grauer. Again, having gotten to know Connor over the last year and change, I believe it. I have no doubt that he's very sorry that he hurt the kid.
Last edited by Hammer; 12-14-2016 at 07:40 PM.
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God, that was fun...
Was it a dirty hit and is a suspension appropriate? Absolutely. But, I'll give the kid credit for feeling remorse and taking responsibility. People make mistakes, especially in the throes of competition. I'll save the character judgments knowing that I very well could have made the same mistake if I played hockey instead of baseball, which only allowed my regretful actions to escalate to the point of spiking helmets and yelling obscenities.
When I struck out in the ninth inning against Middlebury and yelled an f-bomb at the top of my lungs that the whole sporting complex heard, I fully intended to do so and thought I was justified in doing so given the level of competition. No one got hurt and I didn't face any punishment. But later on, after a discussion with my coach, I realized I had acted inappropriately and made myself look like a fool. Point being, one can (and should) feel genuine remorse for an action even if they intended to do that action and even if they have nothing to gain by doing so (like an acquital).
Point Being Part 2: In this case the Adrian player really messed up. But I'm not ready to anonymously demonize him on a message board because he made a mistake when Hammer, who personally knows him, vouches for his character.
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