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Rockets hit with fine, suspension following brawl Saturday

Korczak hit with 3 games

UPDATE: 5:45 p.m.

The Kelowna Rockets received the brunt of punishment from the Western Hockey League following a fight-filled game with the Kamloops Blazers Saturday night.

The club was fined $3,000 "for actions of team versus Kamloops on Jan. 11," according the league's disciplinary page.

Defenceman Kaeden Korczak, who was in the middle of a line brawl late in that game, was suspended three games for his actions.

The suspension means Korczak will miss this weekend's three-game road trip in Everett and Portland. He'll be eligible to return when the Rockets host Seattle Jan. 24.

The Blazers were fined $1,500 for their actions Saturday, however, they escaped without any suspensions.

The teams were hit with more than 200 minutes in penalties, including 18 fighting majors, four misconducts and seven game misconducts, during several skirmishes over the final five minutes of the game.


ORIGINAL: 12:45 p.m.

In case you thought the Kelowna Rockets-Kamloops Blazers rivalry had fizzled out, Saturday night's fight-filled game has brought it back to a boil.

Video has been shared of a goalie fight between the Rockets' Roman Basran and Blazers' Dylan Garand, which capped a game with more than 200 penalty minutes handed out.

The video, on the HockeyFightsPlus YouTube channel, has already been viewed more than 4,600 times.

The Blazers beat the Rockets 7-2 as things turned ugly at Prospera Place.

The third period also included a line brawl that included almost everyone on the ice.

Suspensions may be handed out.



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