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Versteeg's slap-punch

In the midst of the Komets' 4-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday night, there was an interesting fight in which Kalamazoo's Mitch Versteeg slapped and then punched Fort Wayne's Jean-Michel Rizk.

See the slap-punch

Well, I guess we can debate whether this qualifies as ungentlemanly conduct by Kalamazoo's Mitch Vertseeg, who slapped and then punched the Komets' Jean-Michel Rizk in the midst of Fort Wayne's 4-1 victory at Wings Stadium on Friday night.

Thoughts?

Or is the proper nomenclature a backhanded haymaker?

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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