John Tortorella will have an in-person disciplinary hearing on Monday
Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella will be in New York for a disciplinary hearing regarding his actions during Saturday’s game against the Calgary Flames, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.
The game devolved into a brawl as soon as the puck was dropped, as Tortorella was upset with Flames’ coach Bob Hartley for starting his fourth line against the Canucks. The first 2 seconds of the game resulted in 152 penalty minutes and eight ejections. During the brawl Tortorella was leaning toward the Flames’ box yelling for Hartley, who did not respond.
In the hallway to the locker rooms after the first period, the Canucks’ coach had to be physically restrained from going after several of the opposing players.
Tortorella could receive a substantial fine or even a suspension.
John Tortorella will have an in-person hearing tomorrow in New York. Substantial fine and suspension both possible. #TSN
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 19, 2014