Monday, January 26, 2009

Vicious NCAA Attack - 2 Suspended for Season

An ugly incident from Saturday's grudge match between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans has resulted in the season-ending suspensions of two Spartans.

A shout out to The Pipeline Show buddy Kevin Forbes from Hockey's Future on this one...

Instead of me trying to describe a scene that I didn't witness, here's the video evidence:

This release came earlier today...
"The CCHA, upon review of the on-ice incidents in the Jan. 24th game between Michigan and Michigan State, fully supports the decision of Michigan State’s athletic administration to suspend the playing privileges of players Corey Tropp and Andrew Conboy for the remainder of the season, including playoffs."

Just plain ugly. Reading various message boards that have threads on the incident, word is that Tropp (the player Kampfer laid out with a clean open ice hit) came in a club him a couple times like a baby seal. I haven't heard how seriously Kampfer is hurt this time so if anyone knows, please pass it on.

For the record, Conboy is a Montreal Canadiens 5th round pick from 2007, Tropp belongs to Buffalo (3rd, 2007) and Kampfer is an Anaheim prospect.

Off topic here but clearly stupid incidents like this happen in leagues with or without fighting... it doesn't really seem to matter does it?


Bob Arctor said...

An interview with Kampfer about the incident can be found here:

Guy Flaming said...

Nice, thanks Bob.

Marty Sakic said...

I can't remember where I heard it, but the CIS players were complaining about not being able to fight to protect their players. Just like the announcers said in the clip, I wouldn't be surprised to see incidents like this begin to become common place in the CIS after every big hit.

Anonymous said...

Kampfer was pretty generous in his assessment in saying "I don’t think two-handing someone over the neck when someone has had previous injuries is right or necessary."

I'd have said I don't think two-handing somebody anywhere regardless of his previous injury situation is right or necessary. That goes double when one of your teammates has just thrown him on the ice.

Bob Gainey can't be too happy right now either.

That's frankly one of the more disgusting things I've seen on the ice, up there with the Simon stomp.

Anonymous said...

The Spartan player also gives the linesman a shot to the head when he first comes in.