December 13th, 2011
by goon

Western Collegiate Hockey Association logoImage via WikipediaAccording to Roman Augustoviz the WCHA is probably not going to discipline the coaches from either team. I believe it’s a good decision by the league.

But Spencer said things happen sometimes in the “heat of the moment” and mentioned that everyone shook hands at the end of Saturday’s game.

Lucia used the same “heat of the moment” phrase on his radio show on Monday in talking about what happened. Lucia also said that he regretted the trash-talking between coaches late in the Gophers’s 6-2 victory over Michigan Tech at Mariucci Arena.

Lucia said he was upset because the Huskies were getting too aggressive A handful of penalties, mostly for roughing, were handed out in the final minutes of Saturday’s game.

Reading between the lines, it seems unlikely the WCHA will take any action in this matter and considers it closed. If the officials’ report does contain any hidden bombshells, I could see the three coaches possibly be given reprimands at worst. Don’t think so, though.

Here is some audio from Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson and what he had to say about the incident between the benches. [Click to listen to the audio]

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