Two coaches, nine players, both teams also fined

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The AHL suspended two coaches on Monday for 10 games each for their roles in a bench-clearing, 10-minute brawl during a weekend game.

Four players from the Lowell Lock Monsters and Norfolk Admirals received shorter suspensions. The two coaches, nine players and both teams were fined for the brawl that broke out moments after the end of the first period of Lowell's 5-1 road victory Saturday night.

The fight got out of control when Lowell coach Tom Rowe and Norfolk coach Trent Yawney tried to fight one another. Both coaches were assessed gross misconduct penalties during the game.

Lowell left winger Brantt Myhres was suspended eight games for leaving the bench and starting the fight. Lowell defenseman Allan Rourke, who received a match penalty for head-butting, was suspended for three games. Two Norfolk players, left winger Mike Brown and defenseman Jim Vandermeer, were suspended two games each.