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For the Week of 2/21/11
Greg Pankewicz - Colorado Eagles (CHL)

The Eagles assistant coach went on a clothes twirling tirade in a game against the Mississippi River Dogs last Saturday after a linesman tackled an Eagles player during a brawl.

Pankewicz lost and started stipping on the bench.

From Adam Dunivan of the Loveland Reporter-Herald:

The game will be remembered, on the short-term, as a regular-season victory, but will live on for Pankewicz's reaction to linesman Chris Wilson tackling Joe Grimaldi after a scuffle broke out on the ice with four and a half minutes gone in the third.

While Dan Sullivan and Russell Smith were engaged in fisticuffs, Grimaldi keyed in on another Mississippi player, but before he could get to him was tackled hard to the ice by Wilson.

Pankewicz was irate, and methodically dismantled his three-piece suit and tossed the clothing to the ice. Shirtless, Pankewicz's last tosses included his loafers. He did not want to comment on the situation after the game, but [Coach Chris] Stewart had plenty to say.

"I thought it was very heavy-handed on the part of the linesman to attack a player in that manner," Stewart said. "I don't think that's acceptable; everyone has emotions running high, ... but that isn't right. That's a league matter, but it certainly will be addressed."

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