Sectional playoffs are underway in Minnesota high school hockey and last night, a sectional game between Bloomington Jefferson and Academy of Holy Angels ended with punches being thrown in a bench-clearing brawl.
Bloomington Jefferson, the fourth seed in Section 2AA defeated Holy Angels, fifth seed, by a score of 3-2 thanks to a last-minute goal by Jefferson's Bob Lescarbeau.
The real fireworks happened on the final faceoff in the closing second of the game. Holy Angels had a face-off in the Jefferson zone with roughly a second remaining. The players jostled with the puck not getting close to the net. As Jefferson's team came off the bench to celebrate the win, it appears a Holy Angels player tackles a Jefferson player and all hell breaks lose.
Video of the incident is questionable at best, but you can pick up the gist:
Bench brawl pic.twitter.com/xLDBRwLs0M— Lars Hansen (@hansenlars16) February 20, 2015
@FollowThePuck better view!! pic.twitter.com/YaPYOKGhGv— luce (@L_RILEY16) February 20, 2015
No penalties appear from the incident on the game sheet, though there will likely be some supplemental punishment handed out after review. Bloomington Jefferson is schedule to take on top-seed Edina tomorrow afternoon.