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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43TWDDReFiM

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. 



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Ulysses Achonye