Amerks and Crunch End of Season Brawl

At one of the last regular season games between the Rochester Americans and Syracuse Crunch nine out of ten players on the ice got into a fight. The Amerks were pushed around the entire season by the Crunch, it was sad that it took all season for something like this to happen. I managed to record this video from our seats as the events unfolded.

(This fight had happened on April 11, 2008 even though this article was posted in June 2008)

It was disappointing that Anthony Stewart wasn’t willing to quickly drop his gloves with Mirasty. Mirasty isn’t a small dude, but neither is Stewart. Stewarts excuse was that the linesman had already grabbed him and pushed him towards the penalty box. Yet Mirasty managed to skate away and continue fighting.

Mirasty got away and was third man in on a scuffle between Lojek and not sure who else, at that point Tyler Plante took a stroll out and pulled him off. He later said he had no idea he was pulling Mirasty off and second guessed himself at that point (i would too)!

Mike Funk and Derick Brassard were doing some dancing around, they both fell to the ice in front of the Amerks bench where Funk decided to start laying some punches on the guy. Who knew Funk could punch like that!!

At that tail end of the video is an unfortunate event where some very nice and polite Crunch fans were more or less attacked by some rude Rochester residents (not even worthy of being called Amerks fans).

In total there was ten game misconducts and 161 total penalty minutes handed out, here’s the list:
3 – SYR Brassard, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – SYR Brassard, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – SYR Brule, 16:58 – Unsportsmanlike conduct , 2 min
3 – SYR Brule, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – SYR Brule, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – SYR Goehring, 16:58 – Leaving the crease , 2 min
3 – SYR Mirasty, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – SYR Mirasty, 16:58 – Misconduct , 10 min
3 – SYR Mirasty, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – SYR Mirasty, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Third man in (47.15), 10 min
3 – SYR Motherwell, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – SYR Motherwell, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – SYR Westcott, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – RCH Funk, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – RCH Funk, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – RCH Glass, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – RCH Larman, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – RCH Larman, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – RCH Lojek, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – RCH Lojek, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – RCH Plante, 16:58 – Leaving the crease , 2 min
3 – RCH Plante, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min (PP)
3 – RCH Plante, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min
3 – RCH Stewart, 16:58 – Fighting , 5 min
3 – RCH Stewart, 16:58 – Game misconduct – Secondary altercation (47.6), 10 min

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Keith Wozniak

About the author... I started LetsGoAmerks.com in 2007 when there was a hole in the media universe regarding coverage of the Rochester Americans (there still is). The team has provided media access which allows us to obtain information and interviews. You won't find coverage about the team like this anywhere else! Click the icons to the side and follow along on Twitter as well.