With all the hate that this blog and others brought on Aaron Marvin for his disgusting bush-league hit that sidelined Chay Genoway for the season thus far, it's only fair that I discuss one of our own dishing it out as well.
Corban Knight delivered a punishing check to Mike Connolly over the weekend which knocked him out of the game. Sources say he has a black eye and a concussion. Take a look at the hit below:
While I don't think Knight had intent to injure, as I still feel Marvin did when he was gunning for Chay, the bottom line is Knight hit Connolly in the head and therefore needs to be reprimanded. With concussions being in the spotlight and brain trauma being so important right now, the least the league could do is review this hit and decide what is appropriate. I feel at least a game suspension out of it would be fair. While I can't tell for sure if Knight hit him with an elbow, I can tell that he hit Connolly in the head and there just isn't room for that in college hockey...or any level of hockey, for that matter.
And on another note, Aaron Marvin gooned it up again in Madison, taking out Blake Geoffrion at mid-ice with a blatant elbow to the facemask. Check it out:
Geoffrion left the game, but according to Coach Eaves, he should be fine. Wisconsin used it as a rallying point, crushing the goons from SCSU 7-4. Brad Shepherd and Todd Anderson explained to Eaves that the reason they didn't call a penalty was because Marvin made contact with the facemask and not the head. Um, pretty sure the face is part of your head there homeslice. Seriously? Is this where we're at in society?
It'll be interesting to see what action the league takes on either of these hits...if it takes any...*rolls eyes*