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KOSports
10-01-2009, 11:54 AM
I'm working on a new sports TV show highlighting the biggest hits and knockouts from all sorts of sports.

What were the biggest hits you've ever seen in a college hockey game? We are looking for the type of hit where the victim wasn't able to get back to his feet for a few moments.

Your suggestions might make it to air!

norm1909
10-01-2009, 12:09 PM
By far, the scariest incident I ever witnessed was the following (quoting from The NCAA News (http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/NCAANewsArchive/1994/19940817.pdf) - page 3 "Oliphant comes to the ‘rescue’"):

Elmira hockey player Mike McNamara received a hard check during that quarterfinal game, which was played at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He hit his head on the ice and began experiencing grand mal seizures, and then went into cardiac arrest.
It even made the LA Times (http://articles.latimes.com/1992-03-17/sports/sp-3841_1_college-hockey).

See also: "A happy ending to a scary tale (http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/NCAANewsArchive/1992/19921116.pdf)" (Page 4).

KOSports
10-01-2009, 04:11 PM
I'm working on a new sports TV show highlighting the biggest hits and knockouts from all sorts of sports.

What were the biggest hits you've ever seen in a college hockey game? We are looking for the type of hit where the victim wasn't able to get back to his feet for a few moments.

Your suggestions might make it to air!


Please include the names of both schools and the year!

norm1909
10-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Please include the names of both schools and the year!

Hummm, while it is included in the article, worth reading, especially the second one (http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/NCAANewsArchive/1992/19921116.pdf), nevertheless:

Date: March 14, 1992
Hit Player: Mike McNamara of Elmira
Delivered Hit: Steve Ashe of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

KOSports
10-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Hummm, while it is included in the article, worth reading, especially the second one (http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/NCAANewsArchive/1992/19921116.pdf), nevertheless:

Date: March 14, 1991
Hit Player: Mike McNamara of Elmira
Delivered Hit: Steve Ashe of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

I read it..just meant for all future hits people list.

norm1909
10-01-2009, 06:00 PM
I read it..just meant for all future hits people list.

You're forgiven;) I see your point, especially if you are going to try to track down additional information. In the case above, extensive video was available, shot by PSTV (Plattsburgh State Television) - and shown on the local news (perhaps what was also used in the Rescue 911 episode - which unfortunately, I don't recall seeing).

PrezdeJohnson09
10-01-2009, 06:03 PM
Someone posted a clip of the Rescue 911 episode on Youtube.

norm1909
10-01-2009, 06:19 PM
Someone posted a clip of the Rescue 911 episode on Youtube.

Thanks, I did find this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxHtXxX9Tnw) (starts at 1:40), if I find more I will post it.

From:
Rescue 911 - "Hockey Havoc" - Season 5, Episode 5.24 (Production Number: 523 ) - Aired: 1994-05-03
Boy and father attacked by crocodile (May 1, 1986. Zimbabwe, Africa); Cop crashes into tree while pursuing speeding car (April 2, 1993. Austin, Texas); Boy and mother stuck in tree (October 16, 1993. Millville Pennsylvania); Ice hockey player collides with another player and receives a severe head injury (March 14, 1992. Plattsburgh, New York)

Also replayed in season 6, as Episode 9.56, aired 1995-01-24.

elbojpb
10-02-2009, 07:12 AM
Dolly Parton ranks right up there.

Dutchmen_04
10-02-2009, 01:05 PM
Anyone recall the hit from Brian Grady (Hamilton) on Hubie Hutton (Bowdoin) on 11/16/96? Pretty brutal. The impact split Hutton's hairline wide open, and he lay cuncussed in a pool of blood on the ice for about 15 minutes. edned his career.

Rayolite
10-02-2009, 02:09 PM
Dolly Parton ranks right up there.

LOL

My eyes are so bad......I was going to refer to Denny Poulin (same initials).