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Brawl breaks out after dangerous check at Winona High hockey game

Ten players were ejected from the game after a fight broke out over a dangerous check similar to the one that left a Benilde-St. Margaret's athlete with a debilitating spinal injury. The Star Tribune reports the Winona coach has no doubt the brawl was a direct result of the blow that paralyzed Jack Jablonski.
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Ten players were ejected from the game after a fight broke out over a dangerous check similar to the one that left a Benilde-St. Margaret's athlete with a debilitating spinal injury. The Star Tribune reports the Winona coach has no doubt the brawl was a direct result of the blow that paralyzed Jack Jablonski.

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