The IceCaps started the season with three games on the road, and they did not have the success they would have liked, dropping all three games.
By the end of the last game against the Providence Bruins, tempers were running wild. The officiating for the game was sub-par at best, missing boarding calls and penalizing the IceCaps after one of their own players took a dangerous hit.
After the final buzzer sounded, the refs lost complete control. Charles Hudon was surrounded by Bruins and Michael McCarron stepped in to help. Bruins player, Justin Hickman, began repeatedly punching McCarron in the head then ripped his helmet off.
McCarron ended up headbutting Hickman, receiving five for fighting, a 10 minute game misconduct and a match penalty for headbutting.
After being examined once off the ice, it was found that Hickman had a broken nose due to the headbutt. Unfortunately there was no video of the incident
McCarron will face a well deserved two game suspension for his actions.
The IceCaps will face the Bruins once again as they continue their road trip this weekend.