VIDEO: Alaska, Omaha post-game brawl leads to multiple suspensions
After the Mavericks scored a game-winning goal in overtime, the teams went to shake hands and a fight broke out on Sunday at Baxter Arena.
OMAHA, Neb. — There were 12 penalties called after the end of Sunday's nonconference men's hockey game between the University of Alaska and Nebraska Omaha at Baxter Arena in Omaha.
The 120 minutes in penalties came down after the Mavericks defeated the Nanooks 3-2 in overtime to gain a series split.
Tyler Weiss scored the game-winning goal with the Mavericks on the power play at 4:37 of overtime. After Weiss scored, the Mavericks celebrated and went in front of the Alaska bench. A short time after, the teams were going through a series-ending handshake line and fights broke out.
Alaska's Brady Risk and Connor Mylymok and Omaha's Brock Bremer and Kaden Bohlsen were all given match disqualification penalties. With a match disqualification, a player also must sit out the next game that his team plays. Risk and Mylymok will sit out the first game of the Oct. 28-29 series when the Nanooks (3-4-1) play Northern Michigan. The Mavericks (2-3-1) will play a series Oct. 28-29 at Long Island University and Bremer and Bohlsen will both have to sit out the opener.
Alaska's Anton Rubtsov, Brayden Nicholetts and Arvils Bergmanis and Omaha's Michael Abgrall, Jack Randl and Weiss all received 10-minute misconducts.
The Nanooks also received a team 10-minute misconduct and a team game misconduct.
In the first game of the series, Alaska picked up a 3-2 win on a goal by Risk at 2:00 of overtime. After the Nanooks scored the winner, the team celebration moved in front of the Omaha bench.
Quick breakdown of the post-game scrum between UNO/UAF today.— spomer_hky (@spomer_hky) October 23, 2022
It all starts back on Friday night. UAF wins in OT and they celebrate in front of UNO’s bench. I’ve got no issue with this. UNO doesn’t react and heads to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/UJIMTMfNbS
"I think Friday might have had something to do with it," Omaha forward Jack Randl said to reporter Mike Patterson of the Omaha World-Herald . "It was a hard-fought game and things just kind of boiled over."
Because the game was played in Omaha, the officials in the game were from the NCHC. The refs in nonconference games typically come from the conference of the home team. Alaska is playing its second season as an independent since returning to Division I play.
Postgame handshake lines don’t usually end in a fight. UNO vs. Alaska Fairbanks. 🏒 pic.twitter.com/eXy1GM2XdC— Mike Patterson (@MPattersonOWH) October 23, 2022
UNO wins today in OT and UNO40 celebrates in front of their bench. Again, no issue. What goes around, comes around. F*ck around; find out. At this moment, it was all over. pic.twitter.com/PTkoRznOOu— spomer_hky (@spomer_hky) October 23, 2022
3) A UAF player grabs a UNO player in the handshake line and starts pushing. I thought it was UAF32 and UNO40 but I’m not sure and no video shows it. The refs break it up.— spomer_hky (@spomer_hky) October 23, 2022
4) UAF11 grabs UNO26 from behind and throws a punch. It’s all downhill from there. pic.twitter.com/bwIoMitXZq