AHLer Loewen goes full lumberjack mode, delivers multiple two-hand slashes

Published May 17, 2021 at 7:08 PM

With all of the talk about suspensions in the hockey world these days, with Tom Wilson splitting hockey fans and abuse seemingly escalating, it takes moments like this one from today's AHL game between the Henderson Silver Knights and the Bakersfield Condors to really help with course correction.

Jermaine Loewen of the Silver Knights goes full lumberjack mode on Condors defender Vincent Desharnais, slashing him several times with both hands.

That's completely crazy. In the sport of hockey, there is absolutely no room for this. Using a stick as a tool is irresponsible and, quite frankly, humiliating. You're expected to drop your gloves and square up like a guy.

For what it's worth, Loewen isn't afraid to put down the gloves while defending himself. In 22 games with the Silver Knights this season, he has 55 penalty minutes and just one assist. Loewen isn't on the team to pick up points at 6'4", 215 pounds, and boulder-sized fists. He's on the team to act as an enforcer to put a stop to nonsense like this. To be honest, I hope he gets a harsh punishment and returns to the Silver Knights having learned a valuable lesson. He is, after all, a valuable player if he goes about his business properly. This ain't it, as the kids say...

Credit: HockeyFeed
May 17   |   136 answers
AHLer Loewen goes full lumberjack mode, delivers multiple two-hand slashes

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