Boys Will Be Boys
Teammates Ben Clymer and Rico Fata squared off during an exhausting, full-contact drill today at practice.
It's unclear why they confronted one another, but it began with Fata yelling at Clymer. Moments later, both dropped their gloves and started swinging. They were separated by other players before either could inflict much damage.
After the drill, Coach Glen Hanlon called Clymer and Fata over and a lively discussion ensued. As they skated their separate ways, it appeared things had been smoothed over.
"You've got two young guys competing, and the next minute they came together, shook hands and moved on with it," Hanlon said. "It happens every year. And it will happen again before the season is over. Today was a really hard practice, and when you get tired, you get cranky. It's human nature."
It was actually the second fight in recent weeks. Center Brian Sutherby beat up minor leaguer Chad Wiseman on the ice during training camp for what Sutherby considered to be a dangerous hit.
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