Jimmy Bonneau and Eric Neilson, a couple of old friends from their playing days in the QMJHL reuinited at 5:29 of the second period for a great fight.
By the time the fight was over both players were cut open and bleeding down their faces.
Even though Bonneau signed a standard player contract on Tuesday he told me that he knows his job is never secure and he needs to make sure to play hard every game. Playing hard every game does not mean to just get into a fight, it also means playing a shift when needed and not being a liability on the ice.
Amerks coach Benoit Groulx speaks highly of Bonneau and likes the way he plays. Commenting on the fight tonight Groulx said, “they played against each other in the Quebec league back then and I think they’ll see each other a lot this year.”
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