Colorado Eagles Hockey Team May Face Criminal Charges For Fight
The Colorado Eagles professional hockey team in Loveland, Colorado could face charges in connection with a violent fight that broke out during a game against the Odessa Jackalopes last week.
According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, six fights broke out in the first two minutes of the game, one of which landed Jackalopes player Dave Van Drunen in the hospital overnight with a broken nose and broken jaw.
The violence prompted Jackalopes coach Paul Gillis to pull his team from the ice and forfeit the game despite the fact that his team was winning 3-1.
Gillis told the Odessa American earlier this week that the violence of last week's game was "right up there" with the worse things he's seen at a hockey game.
Jackalopes owner Rick Gasser confirmed to the American earlier this week that he had filed charges against the Eagles' Brad MacMillan, the player who made the hit that sent Van Drunen to the hospital.
The Larimer County, Colorado DA told the Coloradoan that more information about potential criminal charges in the fight would be available Thursday.
Video from the fight's aftermath