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Watch: Blackhawks prospect Matt Tomkins wins AHL goalie fight

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The Rockford IceHogs goalie also won a fight in the ECHL in 2017.

Milwaukee Admirals goaltender Troy Grosenick, left, and Rockford IceHogs goalie Matt Tomkins fight Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Matt Tomkins is fighting for more starts in net for the Rockford IceHogs.

The Blackhawks goalie prospect was involved in a different type of fight Saturday night — against Milwaukee Admirals (Predators) goaltender Troy Grosenick.

After matching roughing penalties to Rockford’s Chad Krys and Milwaukee’s Tanner Jeannot at 8:36 of the third period, the goaltenders went to center ice and engaged in a fight. Both players threw a couple shots then Tomkins tossed Grosenick to the ice in a headlock before the officials separated them.

Both goalies were assessed a 2-minute minor penalty for leaving the crease, a 5-minute major for fighting and a 10-minute game misconduct. Collin Delia and Connor Ingram entered the game for Rockford and Milwaukee, respectively.

Milwaukee’s Yakov Trenin completed his hat trick with a shot past Delia at 12:07 in the third period for the 7-2 final.

This isn’t the first fight of Tomkins’ career as he won a fight in 2017 with the Indy Fuel in the ECHL.