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
We don't recommend that any of these feats be attempted at home,
nor do we suggest that you you these fine folks as role models for your
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
"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