The "Slap Shot" antics of the two teams almost overshadowed the play in the Anaheim Bullfrogs' 5-4 victory over the Orlando Surge in Wednesday night's championship game of Major League Roller Hockey in Anaheim, Calif. Anaheim built a 5-1 lead in the second quarter and held on despite eight Orlando power plays.
During the postgame handshake, Anaheim defenseman Chad Wagner slugged Orlando's Alex Alepin, breaking his nose. Earlier, Orlando's Kyle Reeves was ejected from the game for a stick-swinging incident involving Bulldog forward Tom Menicci.
Another black eye for the league was the dismal showing in the Final Four of the Brighton Tigers, of MLRH's United Kingdom Division. The Tigers were outclassed in the third place game, 19-1, by the Columbus Hawks after a 37-2 rout by Anaheim in the semifinals Tuesday night.