MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Things got out of hand at Braemar Ice Rink Saturday after a high school hockey game between Eden Prairie and Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
A fight was captured on video by several fans, showing a brawl between the Eagles and the Red Knights as their playoff game ended. Players on both teams got major fighting penalties.
As the result, three of Eden Prairie’s better players will be suspended for the section championship game against Minnetonka on Wednesday.
Benilde St- Margaret’s hockey coach Ken Pauly told WCCO Sunday he was working with his team to avoid another situation like what happened Saturday night.
“This is a teachable moment and we are not making excuses for what happened and will learn from it,” Pauly said.
Hockey parent Andy Fronek has two boys playing youth hockey in Eden Prairie. He said he wants to take his 10 and 12-year-old children to the team’s next game on Wednesday, but first he will talk to his children about sportsmanship after the brawl broke out.
“In like it is not always going to go your way, you have to be a good sport and respect your team and the officials,” Fronek said.
The Minnesota State High School League was unavailable for comment on the brawls and penalties for the teams on Sunday.