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Tailing the Komets

Komets lose; Henley injured

Posted in: Komets


Sat, 11/12/2011 - 8:02am

Hope Henley makes a speedy recovery.

Hockey Fan for Life
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 8:03am

I think it's time for a new coach.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 9:03am

I am starting to wonder here. I hope the Ks get going and stay going sometime soon! I feel asleep watching the game last night if that tells you anything.

Get better Henley...the Ks need you!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:53am

Tonight's game is pretty important, I'd say. A split in Rapid City would be acceptable. A sweep would not.

Except for the eight goal outburst, the Komets are averaging about two goals a game. Something is holding the offense back.

I'm a little frustrated. I bet the Franke brothers are getting frustrated, too. It's no fun watching hockey when your favorites can't score. Might as well be soccer.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 1:38pm

Sorry Henley is injured and won't be playing tonight--it seemed to be getting pretty chippy last night.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 4:17pm

I think Beech needs to make a big turnaround or
He's gotta go. The Komets need a solid No.2

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 5:03pm

Completely off subject here ...

Anyone know what constitutes a clipping penalty in hockey?

In Friday's Bloomington-Texas game, the Blaze were called for a 1-minute "clipping" penalty in OT according to the gamesheet.

I've watched hockey for more than 30 years and have never heard of this one.

Redcoat Ranger
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 5:34pm

Clipping is when you hit opposing player at or below the other knees.

Usually if you're called for clipping it's a dirty play

Redcoat Ranger
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 5:36pm

I hope we didn't just break a blog rule, I just realized "Irrelevant, off-topic or meaningless comments" comments are not allowed per yesterday's post. If I did break this rule, I do apologize.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 6:35pm

Thanks RCR,

I always thought that was what the kneeing penalty was for.

Then again, we did have to endure all the "obstruction by" garbage penalties for what seemed like forever. The worst one of those was "obstruction by interference."

Hey Blake, any idea about clipping?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 6:42pm

You could always look up clipping in the CHL Rule book found at the CHL website.....

Here it is for you and Redcoat Ranger was 100% correct, BTW...

Rule 44 found on page 61 of the CHL rule book:

44.1 Clipping - Clipping is the act of throwing the body, from any direction,
across or below the knees of an opponent.
Rule 44

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 7:06pm


I learned something today.

Redcoat Ranger
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 7:52pm

A kneeing penalty is when you use your knee to hit/trip your opponent.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:34pm

There was a fairly memorable clipping penalty in the NHL last season -- memorable because it looked like a perfectly good hip check to just about everyone. The guy did get kind of low though, so they called clipping. Funny thing is that when I went to Wikipedia to look it up afterwards, it specifically mentioned as much:
"Clipping is a penalty in the sport of ice hockey. It is generally recognized as hitting an opposing player at or below the other player's knees. Clipping should not be confused with hip checking, where one player hits an opponent with his hips, although occasionally a hip check will result in a clipping call."