Fan wears Jets helmet after Hawks' Bollig slams Pardy into glass - Fox 2 News Headlines

Fan wears Jets helmet after Hawks' Bollig slams Pardy into glass

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

When Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig checked Winnipeg Jets defenseman Adam Pardy into the glass Wednesday night at the United Center, a fan, who appeared to be intoxicated, took the helmet off of Pardy's head and placed it on his own head.

With the game in hand with 6:22 left in the third, Bollig got a big cheer from the sellout crowd when he drove Pardy through a glass panel in Winnipeg's end of the ice.

Pardy then was leaning over the boards and into the crowd when a fan took his helmet off and put it on. The man's friends cheered him on, like that was a good idea. A woman also dumped her beer on Pardy before the officials were able to break up the scrum.

"I don't know what happened to my stick, either. It got lost in the crowd somewhere, too," Pardy said. "Just a little insult to the injury, I guess. It was a tough night for all of us.

Winnipeg's announcers said, "Only in Chicago…," after the incident took place.

Pardy later said he's glad to see Chicago's hockey fans are so into the game. He added that getting thrown into the glass is hard enough, but didn't appreciate the beer on top of it all.

"It was tough enough to get put through the glass, but then to get a beer thrown on my head, too, it wasn't a good thing."

In response to the incident, a spokesperson for the Chicago Blackhawks sent FOX 32 the following statement:

"We have spoken to those involved in the incident with an opposing player late in our home game last night at the United Center. The individuals were immediately ejected from the arena to preserve the safety of everyone in attendance, including other fans, players and officials. We have also been in communication with the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL to convey our organization's apologies."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow Us!

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos

Share Your Photos & Video

  • SportsMore>>

  • Fire sign Collin Fernandez as Homegrown Player

    Fire sign Collin Fernandez as Homegrown Player

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:02:28 GMT
    The Chicago Fire have signed midfielder Collin Fernandez as a Homegrown Player.
    The Chicago Fire have signed midfielder Collin Fernandez as a Homegrown Player.
  • Southern Illinois opens with 45-0 win over Taylor

    Southern Illinois opens with 45-0 win over Taylor

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:45:17 GMT
    Malcolm Agnew ran for two long touchdowns and caught a pass for another to lead Southern Illinois over Taylor 45-0 on Thursday night in a season opener.
    Malcolm Agnew ran for two long touchdowns and caught a pass for another to lead Southern Illinois over Taylor 45-0 on Thursday night in a season opener.
  • Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

    Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

    Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
    Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices