Matt Nickerson bought greater than a recreation misconduct following this hockey brawl.
Nickerson, a defenseman on the Milton Keynes Lightning in England’s Elite Ice Hockey League, had his contract with the crew terminated after he punched a fan when heading to the locker room after getting ejected.
The defenseman left the Lightning’s bench late within the recreation final weekend and bought into an altercation. Referees tried to restrain Nickerson, however he pushed away in an try to go after a participant on the opposing crew, the Guildford Flames.
He obtained a match penalty for abuse of the officers and when he left the ice he additional took his anger out on a fan. Nickerson was captured on video taking a swing at a fan as quickly as he left the ice within the recreation.
The league gave Nickerson a 20-game suspension, however the Lightning determined to punish him additional by parting methods with the defenseman.
“Ice Hockey is a household sport and it’s unacceptable that at any time supporters are threatened or made to really feel unsafe,” the crew mentioned in a press release. “As a membership we don’t condone what occurred and Matt has been held accountable for his actions by each the Elite League Division of Participant Security and by the membership.”
Nickerson was a third-round draft choose by the Dallas Stars in 2003, however he by no means performed a recreation within the NHL.