Heated Enforcers playoff game could bring suspensions


18 Sports has confirmed that a player altercation occurred after last night’s Elmira Enforcers vs. Carolina Thunderbirds game in Winston-Salem.

The Thunderbirds won, 4-3, in overtime of Game Two of The Commissioner’s Cup Finals on a closely contested final goal. The goal was heavily debated with officials by Elmira, but it counted after further review. 

Enforcers owner, Robbie Nichols, tells us on Sunday that goalie, Troy Passingham, was involved in an altercation as he walking back to the locker room when he was hit in the face with a beverage by a fan.

After being hit with the beverage Passingham proceeded to get involved in a physical altercation with the fan.

Nichols added the Federal Hockey League (FHL) will address any potential suspensions and/or fines regarding Saturday’s game Monday afternoon in their league conference call. 

With the win, Carolina takes a commanding (2-0) series lead in the finals and can take the Commissioner’s Cup title by beating Elmira Friday night at 7:05 PM at First Arena. The cup is a best-of-five game series. 

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