3 Hockey Fights Too Intense To Stay On The Ice

Because some of the best brawls occur off the ice.

AHL Fight Continues Into the Tunnel


While your bracket was being busted over the weekend, lips were being busted in an AHL hockey game between the Rockford IceHogs and The Chicago Wolves. Down 0-5 in the second period, Rockford defenseman Bobby Shea let the embarrassment get to him and dropped the gloves with Chicago wingman Ty Rattie. The fight – which started on the ice (you know, where you’re supposed to fight) – eventually carried over in the tunnel while the players were being excused from the game. Shea crawled (seemingly for no reason; walking would have been fine) through security to pick another fight with Rattie while both men were headed to their respective dressing rooms. 

Dutch Brawl Is a Family Affair

When someone starts a fight with your father in front of you, you can’t help but jump in. That was the case during a Dutch league playoff game when a fight erupted in the stands and one of the participants had not one, but TWO sons participating in the game. (One is the goalie who attempts to hop the glass; the other is the referee.) Props to the guy who refuses to let the infuriated ref out of the rink to dole out some zebra-striped justice. 

Tie Domi Tangles With a Fan

If there’s one hockey player you didn’t want to clash with from the early ’90s to the mid 2000s, it was Tie Domi. The Canadian-born hockey player accrued the

third-most penalty minutes of all time

during his 16-season NHL career in over

300 fights

. This fan – who leaped over the glass to get at Domi – must have been oblivious to his reputation, or he might have thought twice about getting himself locked in a small enclosed box with a noted brawler who was sent there in the first place for getting into a fight, and presumably didn’t mind getting in another.