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Our weekly selection of hockey moves that leave us scratching our heads. Started back in 2007, HotW was an institution around these parts or years. As research time became more scarce, we let it lapse, but by the grace of a Gordie Hull Hat Trick, it's back!

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For the Week of 2/14/11
Aaron McGill - Augusta RiverHawks (SPHL)

McGill sucker-punched Mark Van Vliet of the Knoxville Ice Bears last week, ending Van Vliet's season with a brokwn jaw. He was hospitalized after the game then had surgery to repair the jaw the next day.

Ice BEar's head coach Mike Craigen made no bones about his desire to have McGill suspended for teh rest of the season to match the absence of his player.

"I think the punishment should fit the crime, and Mark Van Vliet is out for the season from the looks of it and I think Aaron McGill should be out for the season as well, and if he's not, I think it's an injustice," Craigen told the Knoxville News Sentinel. "I'm confident the SPHL will take care of it. It's not the first time Aaron McGill has been brought before the disciplinary board on something."

SPHL league president Jim Combs took notice and would indeed end McGill's season.

"It wasn't just a regular fight. It came 10 seconds after the whistle," Combs said. "The linesman was holding the Knoxville player's arms down, and the Augusta player came in with a punch that shattered his jaw. That guy will be drinking out of a straw for the next four to six weeks now."

This sparked a brawl that resulted in 82 penalty minutes.

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