Talked with Brad MacMillan this afternoon and this is how he says the fight with Bloomington's Matt Spiller went down.
``I was around the crease, the goalie gave me a shove and I pushed him back. Spilllers did what any defenseman would do, and I was just looking to give my team some kind of spark so it was like any other fight.
``I got the helmet off, saw my opening and threw a punch, and by the time I realized his helmet was stuck on my hand, I shook it off. I wasn't intending to use it as a weapon, I was just throwing punches. As soon as I saw it, I flipped it off.
``What people don't get is it happens so far, it's just a primal reaction. Half the time the guys in the fight don't know what is happening until afterward. I only thought I swung the one time and I don't even think I hit him, but the ref said the intention was there. I'm frustrated because somebody is trying to tell you what they think your intention was when you know differently.
``There was no intention there. It happened, and even Spiller and I were joking after the fight. We were laughing about it. I told him sorry about the helmet, and he said it was no big deal.''