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08-02-2011, 10:47 AM
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Rocky Thompson

I remember one year Calgary had called him up and he only played a few games, but they said he was on pace for like 650+ PIM.

Just how crazy was this guy? Anyone have any clips of him fighting? Did he set any records in the AHL?

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I remember one year Calgary had called him up and he only played a few games, but they said he was on pace for like 650+ PIM.

Just how crazy was this guy? Anyone have any clips of him fighting? Did he set any records in the AHL?
I grew up watching the Saint John Flames and he was the all-time fan favorite. Fight after fight, tooth after tooth. I have never seen a guy loved the way Harbour Station LOVED Rocky.

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Not to mention he's just a great guy all around. Went to highschool with him (5 years behind), went up to him when I was in junior high in the library and asked for his autograph and he was just dumbfounded that someone would want it. Seemed to make his day completely that I thought he'd play in the NHL one day.

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ahh thanks for the thread OP; brings back some great memories as a kid!

Ahhhh, good ol Two Tooth Thompson

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Kinda surprised nobody has any more info...

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There's videos of his fights on youtube.

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he was a fan favorite because he didn't hug in fights, he just let them fly, so all his fights were fun to watch. He was a golden gloves boxer and didn't have as much size as his heavyweight opponents so going for the knockout was his best chance. I went to what I think was his first NHL game here in Anaheim and he fought twice on like 4 shifts.

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Good to know his hard work and determination paid off as he's an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Barons.

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Grew up in Quispamsis outside of Saint John, Rocky was completely loved by everyone when he was on the Flames. Old ladies loved him hah

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i have never seen habour station go as crazy as it did when rocky dropped big gerry flemming to his knees.flemming was hated in saint john by hockey fans dating back to the saint john vitos days.he played for fredericton in the senior AA leauge and beat up many vitos players lol.rocky was and still is a hero here in saint john after that fight...

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a small heavyweight. FLAMES666 posted the fight that came to mind for me. haven't seen that fight for awhile, belive Rocky took a narrow win there.

had some great fights in the AHL with Bialowas.

in fact, here are two.

File name: 0033Frank Bialowas vs Rocky Thompson FLAMES vs PHANTOMS ROUND3 AHL.avi
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mz1mnndbjhd

File name: 0044Frank Bialowas vs Rocky Thompson PHANTOMS vs FLAMES ROUND2 AHL.avi
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/hilgowmmfm3

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Rocky Thompson was a great fighter who was all action and if he had caught a break he would have had a longer run in the nhl

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He was a huge favorite in Hershey, but my best memory of him isn't of him. His son, who was about 4 or 5 at the time, sang the National Anthem at HPA in 2002. I got to interview Rocky a few days after that and he was every bit the proud papa.

I was sorry to see him go - he was fun to watch, a solid fighter and one of the most personable players we had here.

I believe he's going to be an assistant coach in the "A" this season.

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Yeahs gonna be an assistant for the OKC Barons the oilers farm team. He was a beaut! i remember him playing for our affiliate for a couple years.

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Barry Nieckar

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Were also loved by the fans at Harbour Station. Nieckar especially.

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Barry Nieckar

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Were also loved by the fans at Harbour Station. Nieckar especially.
nieckar was crazy....i was a baby leafs fan and still loved that guy. i loved those ahl days.

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One of my favorites.
One of my least favorites. During the first period of the 2002-03 home opener in Milwaukee, Rocky clubbed team captain Domenic Pittis over the head with his stick behind the play. Pittis was out for half the season. It probably ruined his chance at an NHL career. Whenever an Admiral enforcer skated on, Rocky was back to his bench like a missile. Later on in the season, when San Antonio came back to Milwaukee, somebody beat the snot out of Rocky. I think it was Robert Schnabel or Nathan Perrott. Everyone there knew why.

Rocky came back with Peoria during 2005-07. The fans would boo so loudly that you couldn't hear the PA at the Bradley Center. He would mouth off at the Admirals players from his bench. I think Greg Zanon fought him after he cheap shotted another Admirals player. The fans tried to get at him and extra security was needed by the Peoria bench. I think he got a beer shower on his way off the ice at the end of the game. He claimed to be a born again christian. Couldn't prove it by me.

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