Update 1/25: I posted some stills of just the Kampfer hit here. YouTube is below.
A great night up at old Yost again tonight save for the final few minutes where it got very ugly. A few highlights from up in Section 22 including a clip of the Michigan students dropping f-bombs on the Spartans after Kampfer was injured.
To the video, if you go directly to YouTube and click the ‘Watch in High Quality’ option, it helps make out Kampfer getting drilled and slashed:
Yost Built summarized what happened, and you can make out most of this on the video although I’m in the opposite end:
The attack–and let’s be real, that’s what it was–occurs around the 45 second mark and it was worse than what you can see in that clip. Basically, Corey Tropp was bringing the puck through center ice in the waning moments of the 5-3 Michigan victory. Steve Kampfer stepped up and smoked him with a perfectly clean check (and that’s not the homer in me talking…it was 100% clean and I don’t think any FYS fan would debate that).
Andrew Conboy (more on him later) then chased Kampfer and did his best Todd Bertuzzi impression, sucker-punching him from behind. As Kampfer lay motionless on the ice, Tropp made it to him and unleashed a BC-two-hander into his neck area. Scrums broke out (though I don’t think the Michigan players realized how awful the incident was, or we would’ve had an all-out brawl on our hands). Tropp was assessed a five-minute major for slashing, two ten minute misconducts, and a double game-disqualification, which carries with it a minimum three-game suspension. Conboy got a double minor for roughing, which surely will be increased.
There was an alleged scrum in the Spartan lockerroom after the game, again, Yost Built:
In the post-game handshake line, Tim Miller was escorted to the locker room after reportedly jawing with FYS head coach Rick Comley.
In the aftermath, there was an incident in the FYS locker room. The Ann Arbor News reported that a man attacked Comley, but Mike Spath posted that it was Corey Tropp who was the target. Police were called and not a whole lot else is known. Rumors are out there as to who the man is–Comley said it was “a parent”–and if they’re true, while you’d like to see a better reaction, and depending on what took place (no details have emerged yet) it may have been over the line, I sure as hell can’t say that I wouldn’t have done the same thing. I can’t imagine what it must be like to see a kid (your kid?) end up in a neck brace for weeks after an assault, have him come all the way back, and then have him get brutally attacked again just a couple of months later.