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Vancouver Canucks fans litter the ice after being displeased with call


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Sam Hutch
May 17, 2024  (8:50)
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Canucks fans throw garbage on ice
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The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks are in the middle of very heated playoff series that has even led to fans filling the ice with trash after an awful call.

The series has gone back-and-forth between the two teams. Last night was no different except this time Canucks fans when they felt their superstar didn't deserve a penalty. Things got out of hand pretty quickly.
Canucks forward, Elias Pettersson Was called for charging in the middle of the game last night prompting Vancouver Canucks fans who didn't agree with the call To litter, the ice with beer can, and other debris prompting a delay in the game so that the ice could be cleaned; take a look at the penalty And what happened after.
Elias Pettersson gets two minutes for charging against Warren Foegele.

Canucks fans just threw a bunch of beers on the ice lmao... it's hostile in here! #Canucks #LetsGoOilers

Emotions are high for players and fans in the playoffs and I get that But littering the ice with debris and beer cans isn't the way to go voicing your Displeasure. Especially if by the letter of the rule what Pettersson did was actually charging. As seen in rule 42.1 below:
Rule 42.1 of the NHL Rulebook states that a ‘minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates, jumps into or charges an opponent in any manner.'

The good news for Canucks fans is that Vancouver won the game 3-2, But as Pointed out in the post above, Rogers Place Has become a very hostile environment.
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Vancouver Canucks fans litter the ice after being displeased with call

Do you think they should've been a penalty?

Yes7657.1 %
No4130.8 %
He left his feet, but it's not charging1612 %
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